Campbell unhappy with Aubameyang after what he's heard from Arsenal
Kevin Campbell has slammed Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he turned up late for the derby.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker said it was “poor” from the 31-year-old who “should be in early” setting an example to his teammates.
Aubameyang was an unused substitute in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham after he was disciplined for arriving late for the game.
As quoted by club media after the victory, Mikel Arteta said a line has been drawn under the incident.
However, he refused to be drawn on whether the Gabon international would retain the captaincy.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Aubameyang’s lateness, Campbell said: “Let’s be honest, it is not good enough. It is poor.
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“I think Mikel Arteta got it right. I think he made the correct decision, I think he got it spot on.
“When you are captain, and I am lucky enough to say that I can speak from experience, the onus is on you to set the example for the others.
“You cannot be have the captain having one rule for him and a different rule for the rest. That does not work. He has to toe the line.
“It does not matter whether he meant to be late or not. He is the captain of the club, he should be in early. I back Arteta 100 per cent on this one.”