Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has liked a tweet apologising for his treatment by ‘fans’ after the Crystal Palace game.
After Arsenal blew a two-goal lead to draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday, fan frustrations were certainly boiling over. One or two supposed ‘supporters’ were caught on video shouting abuse at the club’s star striker Aubameyang after the game, which certainly seems like misplaced anger.
Of all the players in the squad, Aubameyang is one of few who has performed well this season. Whether through individual inconsistency or poor tactical decisions from above, there are plenty of other players who haven’t been so impressive.
One Arsenal supporter and Twitter user felt Aubameyang was owed an apology for the fan behaviour:
I’m honestly ashamed watching videos of fans shouting abuse at Aubameyang as he attempted to drive home after the match on Sunday. Arguably our most dependable performer, who knows where we’d be without him. He deserves much, much better than that. We’re sorry, @Aubameyang7.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 29, 2019
Aubameyang saw the tweet and gave it a like, so hopefully that means he’s not too put out by the whole incident. Given how warmly the Emirates Stadium crowd have welcomed him recently, he should know the idiots abusing him don’t represent the majority.
The striker wasn’t involved against Liverpool tonight, after Unai Emery decided to give him a rest. Instead, Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette took his place in Arsenal’s League Cup round-of-16 clash.