Video: Mikel Arteta opens up on Aubameyang injury

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the clash with Everton, and the manager Mikel Arteta has now revealed that he is expected to miss out for up to two weeks.

The Gabon international ended his goal drought with a goal against Southampton in midweek, but wasn’t able to feature this weekend to try and add to his goal.

Aubameyang was noted as missing from training yesterday, although little was said on his absence, but the manager has now confirmed that he is sidelined for the time being.

Who should be stepping up in his absence?

Patrick

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  1. vieiralynn says:

    Frankly, I’m more than a little skeptical about the timing of this injury…there’s no question in my mind that our struggles have severely strained the relationship between our Captain and his Manager…of course, nothing was publicly expressed until earlier this month when Auba’s agent took to social media to defend his client’s recent goal drought…this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as agents are fast becoming the vehicle by which player’s can express their displeasure without having to take direct ownership of the message…it’s clear that Arteta’s negative tactics and his inability to make good on promises that were made at the time of his re-signing have made life increasingly more difficult for him, both professionally and publicly…as such, I wouldn’t be totally surprised if he might be hanging his manager out to dry…it’s not uncommon for a player to play through some minor nicks and bruises, especially when the games in question take on a greater significance…at no other time in Arteta’s brief professional career could he ill afford to lose the individual who has accounted for about 80% of the scoring since his arrival at the club, then seemingly out of the blue, with no timely public acknowledgement, even though he missed training the day prior, no Auba…it just sends up huge red flags for me…could this be why Holding was somehow our Captain yesterday…if this is the case, our locker room must be an incredibly toxic environment and if that’s the case, Arteta’s tenure is on life support

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