Gabon supporters are growing frustrated with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s behaviour with the national team, and are starting to question the 29-year-old’s position as captain.

Speaking in quotes reported by, fans and those in the local media expressed their frustration with the Arsenal striker wearing the armband. Their article begins: “He (Aubameyang) is the most spoiled child of the national football. He does what he wants when he wants.”

Quotes from fans certainly don’t dispute that view:

“Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, we like him! But his behaviour is not worthy of being a captain. He gives up the team when it needs him,” one supporter said.

“Sorry, he has to leave the armband,” another added. “A captain must be there in moments of joy and hard times. We have seen players who carry the team and they deserve to be rewarded. He thinks only of himself and not of others.”

For those wondering why there is so much animosity towards Aubameyang at the moment, it all stems from a few clashes between the forward and the higher-ups in Gabon.

The former Borussia Dortmund man refused to travel with the squad for their recent match against South Sudan, citing a ‘backache’ after a dispute over the plane provided to fly to the country.

Last month, Aubameyang posted an angry Instagram statement slating Gabon’s decision to name his father as national team coach without actually asking Aubameyang Sr. first. Manager Daniel Cousin admitted Aubameyang was considering international retirement after that incident.

It’s worth mentioning there are still many fans who still support Aubameyang and his position as captain though.

He has enough character and potential to be the captain of Gabon. He is the number one, he must always be captain,” one told Gaboneco in Aubameyang’s defence. “With time he will improve and will achieve a number of things”

Let’s hope none of this proves a distraction for the Arsenal striker, who is in such great form for his club.

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