Mikel Arteta provided an important update for Arsenal supporters regarding their star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s return.
Mikel Arteta offered some important piece of information regarding Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s return. If you were unaware, the Gabon international contracted malaria while on international duty with his country.
Aubameyang featured as the Gunners captain in two games immediately after the March international break. However, the 31-year-old was detected with the disease and could not continue playing.
Having mentioned that, Aubameyang was seen on the Arsenal training ground and could soon be recalled to the squad. Arteta hopes to see his skipper participating in the Premier League and the Europa League before the end of the campaign.
Arteta told Sky Sports when asked for an update on Aubameyang: “I have spoken to him many times. He was at the training ground yesterday for the first time.”
“He’s still being checked by the doctors, it’s taking him a while. It’s a difficult disease to go through. He had some tough moments and we just want to give him every single tool to make him available and fit as quick as possible, because we need him.”
Furthermore, Arteta was questioned if Auba would make a comeback before the end of the season. He said: “Well, I hope so.”
“The way he was looking yesterday, he was in a much better place and hopefully once he has started to feel better and he regains a bit of the weight that he’s lost, he’s going to be able to train and at that moment with the desire that he has to be back, I’m pretty positive that that will be the case.”