IAN WRIGHT has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to 'quash' his rift with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 32-year-old was stripped of the captaincy this week after another 'disciplinary' breach.
Aubameyang was left out of Arsenal's matchday squads against Southampton and West Ham.
And the Gunners, captained by Alexandre Lacazette, comfortably won both games.
On the rift between the former captain and Arteta, Arsenal legend Wright told Premier League Productions: "He’s just not entertaining anything to do with Aubameyang and I totally understand when he says he just wants to concentrate on what happened today and he doesn’t want to talk about it.
"But I don’t think you can continue to avoid it, especially in the way that it has come about. At some stage you’re going to have to quash it or talk about it.
"He’s got the capability of killing it and saying, 'Yeah, he’s in the plans and he’s an Arsenal player', and he didn’t do it.
"I was hoping for something like that because what you want now is everything’s done, Arsenal have won, they’ve played brilliantly, the boss has been vindicated for his decisions so just quash it so they can move on."
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Whether Aubameyang plays for Arsenal again is yet to be seen.
Arteta said: "Has he played his last game for Arsenal? All I can say is that for now, he’s out of the squad, he’s not involved and sadly, this is the decision that we’ve taken.
"What I can say for now is that, you can understand it is a lot to digest and a really difficult decision to make, so we need a bit of time. It is a really unpleasant situation
"The decision that we made is really hurting, and it is still like this and it needs a bit of time to heal. So for now, he is not involved in the squad."
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