Mikel Arteta provides injury update ahead of Man United clash
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta admits it is still unclear whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will feature for
Arsenal against Manchester United on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium
The Gunners have struck form recently but have been forced to deal without key attacker Aubameyang
for their last two games due to his mother suffering from health problems.
Aubameyang said on Wednesday that he was now able to return home but it is currently unclear whether
he will be able to face United.
Arteta said it was a case of waiting and seeing, “I don’t know, I spoke with him yesterday things are
looking better at the moment but we have to wait and see,” Arteta said on Thursday. “We are here to
support him with the time he needed to get that sorted.”
Arteta was asked if Aubameyang would have to quarantine if he left the country but the Arsenal boss
was unsure. He said: “He had to support his family and be with them. I don’t know what will happen.”
The Gunners have received one availability boost, however, with Thomas Partey expected to be fit for
the game. Partey limped off during Tuesday’s win over Southampton, raising fears he may miss Saturday’s
match and Arteta played it coy in his press conference over whether the midfielder and Emile Smith Rowe
would be fit. Yet subsequent reports have claimed that Partey has recovered well, leading to confidence
he will be able to feature. Influential left-back Kieran Tierney has also been spotted in training ahead
of the game after missing three of Arsenal’s last four matches.