Mikel Arteta refuses to confirm whether Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke Covid protocols by getting a tattoo on his hand during lockdown but insists he will be punished if he failed to follow the rules
- Arsenal are investigating whether Aubameyang has broken the Covid protocols
- Aubameyang was pictured with a new tattoo on his hand on Valentine’s Day
- Government guidelines state mobile and static tattoo parlours must stay closed
- The club will hold talks with Aubameyang to ‘remind him of his responsibilities’
Mikel Arteta has refused to confirm whether Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke coronavirus protocols by getting a tattoo – but insisted he will be punished internally if he is found to have done so.
Aubameyang has travelled to Rome, where Arsenal will face Benfica in the first leg of their round-of-32 Europa League tie due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
But the 31-year-old could yet find himself in hot water with the Gunners after a video released on Instagram showed the forward getting a tattoo.
Mikel Arteta (left) has…