The Gunners captain fell to the bench in shock at Goodison Park, with Alexandre Lacazette entering the side in place of his teammate.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the game, Mikel Arteta revealed that the idea behind the decision was to ‘freshen up’ things for his team at Goodison Park.
Arteta said: “We made some changes today, we need to refresh ourselves. We have games coming up and I want everyone to be fit and available. “
It didn’t really work out for visitors to Merseyside, despite a 1-0 lead thanks to Martin Odegaard. Arsenal have never done their best to move forward at Goodison.
As mentioned above, Odegaard gave the Gunners the edge on the edge of half-time after Richarlison was denied a goal for offside.
The Brazilian then saw another goal scored by the video assistant referee, but he eventually saw a goal after directing the ball to Aaron Ramsdale for the equalizer – which was ahead.
Eddie Nketiah then had a glorious opportunity to put the visiting team back in the lead, but the Arsenal forward could only find the post with a free header at the far post.
Then Demarai Gray made Arsenal pay for the dud with a sublime finish from the edge of the box in stoppage time.
It all seemed over for the Gunners, but Aubameyang, who came in the second half for the visitors, had a fantastic chance to level the game with one of the last kicks of the game, but failed to reach close range target.
Arsenal fans, when they took to Twitter after the failure, made their feelings perfectly clear – with some telling the club what to do when the January transfer window opens in less. of a month.
Aubameyang has only scored four Premier League goals so far this season, despite Arteta insisting that his disappointing campaign last time was just a fluke.
The Gunners boss told Sky Sports on Aubameyang in August: “Absolutely, I think so (I think it was a unique season) because he’s been doing it his entire career.
“Last year was a really special context for a player. He had to go through a lot both professionally and in his private life.
“We try to give all the help and support we can to make him happy – which I think is a very important word for him – in order to perform, sink, play with confidence and do whatever it takes. ‘he always has. ”
Arsenal’s loss means they miss the opportunity to move closer to the top four, with the Gunners in seventh and four points below West Ham United in fourth.
Next up for North Londoners is a home clash with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon before hosting West Ham at Emirates Stadium a few days later.