Arsenal skipper, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, was dropped from the north London derby starting XI for discipline reasons after disobeying Arsenal’s pre-match protocol by being late for coach departure from the Emirates Stadium to the London Angel Hilton, Arsenal’s team hotel.
According to The Athletic’s Arsenal correspondent, James McNicholas, the holographic La Ferrari owned by Aubameyang sped out of the Emirates car park and into the north London night.
Jamie Redknapp said on Sky Sports that he watched Aubameyang warm-up at the pre-match before the north London derby got underway and he did not look his normal and happy self.
After already exiling Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi from the Arsenal squad Mikel Arteta has managed to stamp his authority and show who is the boss in north London.
Aubameyang was seen at 12:04pm on Sunday afternoon stuck in traffic in Muswell Hill, two miles away from the Emirates Stadium.
It is and always was match-day protocol, since the days of Arsene Wenger; for the Arsenal players to meet at the stadium as soon as they drive in, get the team coach down to the hotel, have a pre-match meal there and then get the coach down to the stadium to arrive 2 hours before kick-off.
After a turbulent season for the Arsenal skipper so far after having to travel to look after his unwell mother and the goals consequently not coming as quickly as he would’ve liked. Mikel Arteta was more than forgiving speaking to Sky Sports after the north London derby victory.