Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came on against Newcastle due to a stomach problem
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suppressed during the win against Newcastle due to a ‘stomach problem’ … and immediately ran to the toilet!
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace when Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0
- After scoring his second of the night, Aubameyang was replaced by Willian
- Mikel Arteta then revealed that Aubameyang was suffering from a ‘stomach problem’
Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been denied the opportunity to complete his hat-trick against Newcastle following a ‘stomach problem’.
The Gunners comfortably won Newcastle 3-0 in the Premier League on Monday-evening, with Aubameyang scoring a second-half brace while Bukayo Saka scored in between.
And after Aubameyang put the icing on the cake with his second of the night in the Emirates, he was immediately replaced by Willian before rushing straight through the tunnel.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was eliminated from Newcastle due to ‘stomach problem’
Many fans wondered why Mikel Arteta replaced Aubameyang after scoring his second
And after fans wondered why Aubameyang was being replaced, Arteta revealed he was forced to make the change.
Asked after the final whistle why he eliminated Aubameyang, who has scored his fourth and fifth Premier League goal this season amid difficult form, Arteta simply admitted with a grin: “Stomach problem.”
Fans inevitably flocked to social media to highlight Aubameyang’s issue, with a Twitter user posting a video of Gary Lineker’s infamous moment on the pitch during the World Cup in Italy ’90, alongside the caption: he stayed for the hat-trick. ‘
Another Twitter user joked, “It’s been so long since he put two in a game that his body didn’t know how to respond.”
“It’s because he didn’t do a front flash in time,” wrote another fan alongside a smiling emoji, while one said, “If you have to go, you have to go.”
Fans used social media to highlight Aubameyang’s situation Monday night
An Arsenal fan joked about replacing Aubameyang by writing a chant for the situation: “He went for a poo, he went for a poo, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he went for a poo.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are now hoping that Aubameyang’s brace will kickstart his season after a drought in front of goal as they try to climb the table.
The Gunners have just moved into the top half of the Premier League with 27 points halfway through, but Aston Villa – just one down – will be back above them with four games left in hand.
After Arsenal faces Southampton or Shrewsbury in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, they will take on the Saints in the Premier League next Tuesday evening, marking the start of a difficult series of games.
Having played Southampton at St Mary’s, Arsenal have Manchester United, Wolves, Aston Villa, Leeds and Manchester City to wait.
Aubameyang finally came back to score when the Gunners defeated Newcastle 3-0 on Monday