Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not travel with the BVB squad for Friday’s Bundesliga game in Stuttgart after being left out for ”disciplinary reasons.”

Aubameyang, 28, who is named in the five-man shortlist of the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 has netted 10 goals in 11 games this season.

A club statement on Twitter read: “Aubameyang has been removed from the squad for tomorrow’s match for disciplinary reasons.”

However, Aubameyang told Bild: “After Milan, I could understand the suspension and fine because I broke a club rule. But I don’t understand it this time — I didn’t want to turn up late.”

According to Bild, Aubameyang had thought 2:30 p.m. was the departure time for the trip to Stuttgart when it was actually 2 p.m.

Der Westen has also reported from a source “within the team” that the striker “allowed himself numerous lapses of discipline, arrives late for training constantly and considers himself untouchable.”

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