Arsenal, Aubameyang red card upheld to miss three games
15 January 2020
AFRICA- Arsenal have been a blow with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence after the forward’s three-match ban was upheld following his red card against Crystal Palace last weekend.
The Gabon international, had given the Gunners the lead in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, was booked for a tackle on Max Meyer initially given a yellow but the video assistant referee upgraded the punishment to a red card.
The 30-year-old is the top scorer for the club with the forward grabbing 14 of Arsenal’s 29 Premier League goals this season.
Arteta said on Wednesday when asked if the team would miss their suspended captain urged his other forwards to step up.
“Players have to step up,” He was quoted by France 24.
“You know, when one of your big players is not there, they have to take responsibility. I’m sure when they’re not playing, they want a chance and they talk.
“It’s time to talk on the pitch, not outside. You come on there, you make the impact that he made and you show me that you are as good as him or even better. You have the chance.”