Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta reveals that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was substituted during the win over Newcastle due to a “stomach problem” … and rushed straight to the toilet!
- Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace as Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0
- After his second window of the night, Aubameyang is replaced by Willian
- Then Mikel Arteta revealed that Aubameyang had a stomach problem
Mikel Arteta revealed that Arsenal captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was denied the opportunity to complete a hat-trick against Newcastle after suffering from a “stomach problem”.
Arsenal comfortably beat Newcastle 3-0 in the Premier League on Monday night, with Aubameyang scoring twice in the second half while Bokayo Saka scored between them.
After Aubameyang put ice on the cake at two in the night in the Emirates, he was immediately replaced by Willian before dashing straight into the tunnel.
Pierre Emerick replaced Aubameyang Newcastle due to a stomach problem
Many fans were baffled by Mikel Arteta’s substitution for Obamyang after he scored his second goal
After fans are left wondering why Aubameyang was replaced, Arteta revealed that he was forced to change.
When asked after the final whistle why he was sidelined from Aubameyang, who had scored his fourth and fifth Premier League goal this season amid a string of tough performances, Arteta simply admitted with a smile: “a stomach problem.”
Fans inevitably flocked to social media to highlight the Aubameyang case, with a Twitter user posting a video of the infamous moment when Gary Lineker shouted himself on the pitch at the 90th World Cup in Italy, along with the comment: for the trilogy.
Another Twitter user joked: “It’s been a long time since he got two into a game his body didn’t know how to react.”
“This is because he didn’t make a heart at the right time,” wrote a fan next to a laughing emoji, while one said, “When you go you should go.”
Fans took to social media to highlight Aubameyang’s case Monday night
An Arsenal fan joked about replacing Aubameyang by writing a hymn for the situation: “He went for poo, went for Poooo, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, went to stand up.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are now hoping Aubameyang’s double starts their season after drought in front of goal as they look to climb the table.
Arsenal have just moved into the top half of the Premier League with 27 points midway, but Aston Villa – just one point behind – are set to overtake them again as they still have four matches in hand.
After Arsenal faced either Southampton or Shrewsbury in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, they will face the Saints in the Premier League next Tuesday night, which marks the start of a difficult series of matches.
After facing Southampton at Saint Mary, Arsenal will come with Manchester United Wolves, Aston Villa, Leeds and Manchester City.
Aubameyang is finally back on scoring methods as Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0 on Monday