Arteta Delivers Key Updates On The Availability Of Two Arsenal Stars

Arteta Delivers Key Updates On The Availability Of Two Arsenal Stars

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says Alexandre Lacazette is feeling ok after landing awkwardly during the 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

There was concern that the Frenchman had suffered a head injury in a collision with Harry Maguire, which forced him off during injury time at the Emirates last night. However, Arteta says he is hopeful that it isn’t anything serious:

“He landed on his head, I don’t know, they will check him, the doctor is on it. He was feeling fine right now, so hopefully it’s nothing important. It’s a big worry because we have so many players out at the moment and some players who are struggling to keep playing minutes.”

Arteta also offered an update on the possible return of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 31-year-old has missed the last three games due to personal reasons and it seems unlikely that he’ll be available to face Wolves on Tuesday due to quarantine rules:

“We are following the rules and the protocols right now and the protocols say that he cannot be involved at the moment. We have to respect that and the doctor is managing the situation. It’s because he had a family issue that he had to attend to and these are the consequences of that.”

The Gunners travel to Molineux for the midweek fixture before making the trip to Aston Villa on Saturday. The match against the Villans could be important in the battle for European places and it will be hoped that both forwards will be available to feature in a key game.

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