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Arteta updates on Aubameyang availability for Slavia Prague clash

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The Gunners skipper did not partake in his side’s comprehensive victory on Sunday, with an illness keeping him away from action.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be available for Arsenal’s Europa League match against Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta had confirmed.

Aubameyang felt ‘unwell’ a day prior to Arsenal’s Premier League outing on Sunday and missed the match against Sheffield United.

The captain’s absence had no effect on the team’s performance whatsoever as they were able to claim a comfortable 3-0 win.

While the Gabon international appears to have lost his sharpness in the final third of the pitch this season, he still is a rich source of goals for the Gunners, having scored 14 times in 33 games in all competitions so far this term.

He hasn’t found the back of the net since early March but his presence will be a boost for Arsenal when they take on Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final second-leg on Thursday.

Asked if Aubameyang would be able to make the trip to the Czech Republic, Arteta told the official club website: “I hope so yes.

“He was unwell yesterday, he could not train, he could not be available today but hopefully in the next day or two he will be feeling better and he will be available to get picked.”

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