Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was recently made club captain following Granit Xhaka’s outburst towards fans that saw the Swiss midfielder stripped of the armband.

However, the decision by Emery to make the 30-year-old the new captain has reportedly added to the unrest at the north London club.

But following these rumours Aubameyang has posted a picture of himself on Instagram looking unhappy along with a scathing message.

“I just arrived in Gabon and hear a lot of bulls***,” the caption said.

“I talk with who I want, whenever I want, and if somebody’s not happy with… you already know.”

His social media post follows a report from The Athletic, which suggests that the success of AFTV, previously known as Arsenal Fan TV, has added to an increase in criticism aimed at the club that has also seen specific players being targeted.

Arsenal chiefs have also been left unimpressed with Aubameyang’s close relationship with AFTV’s contributor ’Troopz’ and the report claims that complaints have been lodged over the striker’s decision to invite him to watch games from his own executive box, which is generally intended for use by family and friends.

After losing 2-0 to Leicester at the weekend, Arsenal now sit sixth in the Premier League and eight points off the top-four positions.

The loss at the King Power Stadium also means the Gunners now have conceded more goals (17) than they have scored this season (16) in the league.

However, one of the few Arsenal players to have consistently found the back of the net this campaign is Aubameyang.

He has nine goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

When Emery made his decision to remove Xhaka as captain and give the armband to Aubameyang, he said: “The first is Aubameyang because he has experience and he has the respect in the dressing room.

“He was the top scorer last year in the Premier League and also I know he needs time to take that responsibility 100 per cent. But we are going to support him.

“Every player, we are going to support the four captains, and we are going to support him as our first captain because he has also made one extra step to achieve that responsibility.”



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