Mikel Arteta might be with out some key members of his Arsenal squad as consideration turns to Sunday’s London derby with Chelsea.
The Gunners endured a disappointing begin to the Premier League season as they fell to a shock 2-Zero defeat to newly-promoted Brentford on Friday evening.
Supporters had been left pissed off on the method of the defeat to Thomas Franks’s facet, nevertheless the hope will certainly be that quite a few senior figures in Arteta’s squad are set to return to assist get them again on observe.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one participant who missed the journey to face the Bees final Friday.
The Gabonese striker was a notable absentee for the competition alongside Alexandre Lacazette, with Arteta revealing that each gamers ‘felt unwell’.
Arteta wouldn’t be drawn additional on the wellbeing of his two star strikers however with the competition with Chelsea a couple of days away, there’ll clearly be query marks over the duo’s involvement because the Gunners welcome followers again to the Emirates.
In line with talkSPORT’s Alex Crooks, there’s even been a suggestion that Arsenal might be prepared to let Aubameyang go as a result of him and Arteta ‘not seeing eye-to-eye’.
On condition that the 32-year-old netted 15 instances final time period, this might be a regarding improvement so far as the supporters are involved.
Whereas Aubameyang and Lacazette are each doubts, the Gunners are nearly sure to be with out Thomas Partey for the conflict with Chelsea.
The membership confirmed that the central midfielder suffered an ankle harm in the course of the pre-season pleasant in opposition to the Blues, ruling him out of the journey to Brentford final Friday evening.
Partey gained’t be again in coaching till the top of August which implies that the probabilities of him that includes in opposition to Thomas Tuchel’s facet are minimal.