Arsenal Investigates Aubameyang For Possible COVID-19 Protocol Breach

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is under investigation for a possible breach of coronavirus regulations.

The Gabonese striker seemed to break lockdown rules to get a new tattoo.

Aubameyang was captured displaying his tattoo on the Instagram account of Spanish tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal.

The clip was posted just days after the Arsenal forward had been granted time off by the club to visit his sick mother abroad.

UK Government guidelines prohibit the opening of all mobile and static tattoo parlours during the coronavirus pandemic.

The footage showed that neither Aubameyang nor Barcelona-based Bernal were putting on a mask during the tattooing session.

Though it was not clear when or where the tattoo work was carried out but the film was posted five days ago on the alexink8 account.

It has prompted Arsenal to investigate if Aubameyang has compromised their biosecure bubble.

The 31-year-old was given permission by manager Mikel Arteta to travel to France on a mercy mission when his mother, Margarita, was taken seriously ill three weeks ago.

After missing Arsenal’s FA Cup loss at Southampton and the Premier League games away to Southampton and at home to Manchester United, Aubameyang returned to the fold on Sunday and bagged his first Premier League hat-trick in the 4-2 win against Leeds, when he kept his hands hidden by gloves.

Speaking on the incident, an Arsenal spokesman said on Monday night: “We will speak to the player about this matter and establish what has taken place.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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