Mikel Arteta is still waiting to see if Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will feature in the home game against Manchester united.
The forward missed the last two games due to a family emergency. The incident which was later revealed to be about his mother’s health.
During the pre-match presser, Arteta response to a question on Auba’s availability was “I don’t know.
“I spoke with him yesterday, things are looking better at the moment, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
The boss also refused to indulge on questions regarding if the captain traveled or not. Which might bring questions on a possible quarantine period.
Arteta was happy with the support shown by the rest of the team to the captain, after the 3-1 win over Southampton on Tuesday evening.
“That’s what we always talk about and what we expect to do for each other,” said the Spaniard.
“When someone is under any difficulties, we all stand for him, protect him, give him our love and be right behind him, because that’s what’s needed.”
On the availability of the rest of the squad. Dani Ceballos, Pablo Mari and Martin Odegaard will join the first team training ahead of the United game, while Kieran Tierney remains under assessment.
Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe both left the Southampton game with injury scares and the boss is yet to give a definite answer on their involvement.
“Let’s see how they go today,” said Arteta. “They have some discomfort, we’ll have to wait and see but we have some days before the game.”