Arsenal speaking to Aubameyang after possible coronavirus rule breach

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal February 2021 TEAMtalk

Arsenal will speak to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a video emerged on Instagram showing him getting a tattoo.

That may have been a breach of coronavirus rules depending on when the video was filmed.

Tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal posted the social media clip on February 9 and in it the striker is seen to get a new tattoo on his hand.

Neither Aubameyang nor Bernal were wearing masks in the video.

It is unclear when the incident took place and if there has been a breach of coronavirus rules given Bernal could be part of Aubameyang’s bubble.

An Arsenal spokesperson told the PA news agency: “We will speak to the player to remind him of his responsibilities and establish what has taken place.”

Aubameyang scored a hat-trick for the Gunners in a 4-2 win against Leeds on Sunday in his first start for a month.

The 31-year-old was allowed to leave the Gunners’ coronavirus-secure bubble in January to tend to his mother who was going through some health issues.

He has scored eight goals in 20 appearances in the Premier League so far this season.

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Arsenal strikers could leave

Meanwhile, two of the players he is competing with for a place up front could leave Arsenal.

According to Football.London, both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette could be sold this summer. Their contracts are both due to expire in 2022.

Therefore, the club may choose to cash in – with Aubameyang’s recent upturn in fortunes one factor that has apparently convinced them.

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