Arsenal captain Aubameyang hits out at 'b*******' claims

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dismissed reports surrounding concerns over being promoted to captain, replacing Granit Xhaka.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (in picture) has taken over as Arsenal captain from Granit Xhaka.   -  Getty Images

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit out at "b*******" claims amid questions over his promotion to Arsenal captain.

Aubameyang replaced Granit Xhaka as skipper at the Emirates Stadium last week, with Arsenal – and particularly head coach Unai Emery – under enormous pressure.

However, The Athletic reported the forward's promotion to captain had "divided opinion" inside the club, while his relationship with YouTube channel AFTV had "irritated" some.

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Aubameyang, who is on international duty with Gabon, dismissed the reports on Instagram on Monday.

"I just arrived in Gabon and heared [sic] a lot of b*******," he wrote.

"I talk with who I want whenever I want and if somebody's not happy with … you already know."

Arsenal is sixth in the Premier League, eight points outside the top four, is are winless in five games in all competitions.

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