Aubameyang a doubt for Leicester as Rambo is ruled out

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Arsenal have revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a doubt for Sunday’s trip to Leicester due to an ongoing sinus issue.

The striker underwent a ‘minor’ procedure earlier this week that forced him to miss the defeat at Wolves and he’s still being assessed by the medical team.

Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez have both been ruled out with hamstring and groin problems respectively.

It wouldn’t come as a surprise if the Welshman is ruled out of next week’s games with Valencia and Brighton as well. A more realistic target is the away game at the Mestalla on 9 May.

We’ve no idea what is going on with Suarez. Frankly, at this point, we’re not sure we care.

Elsewhere, the long-term absentees, Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are all continuing their rehabilitation.

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Ex-Priest Tobin
Ex-Priest Tobin

I know he’s contriubuted a lot this season, but the first thing I think of when I see this guy’s face is the penalty miss versus Spurs.

Rostock Gooner
Rostock Gooner

What about the penalty he scored against united in the match directly after that?

Gabor
Gabor

We have 3 reliable goalscorer, now 2 of them are gone. I hope Lacazette gonna have a good day, otherwise i can’t see any positives for us.

Post January Blip
Post January Blip

Depends of he gets the service. Not holding my breath…

truj
truj

Rambo is a cheat, he keeps himself in reserve for Juve

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

What the fuck are you talking about mate?

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

I’m not a fan of Ramsey but your comment is trujly ridiculous.

David
David

You obviously haven’t been watching any of the games his been playing in!

Goonerrific
Goonerrific

I would say that surgery was strategically timed to have him fit for the semi final 🤨

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

I’ll be watching the game with my eyes closed and my fingers crossed. I might say a prayer or two just to give us an edge.

Ex-Priest Tobin
Ex-Priest Tobin

We’re beyond prayer now. The top four quest is finished. May as well give up now and save yourself the effort.

Owl faced Deeney's cojones
Owl faced Deeney's cojones

Ex-Priest beyond prayers, makes sense to me.

Serpent
Serpent

I’d add ear plugs to that combo as well. Might even be positive to not have to listen to commentators and their gleeful hopes that we’ll fuck up…

Mutisya

this right here! curious, how do you guys do it? do you watch on mute? i love the noise of a stadium while watching a match. creates that extra tension for me. but the cringy vomit-inducing commentary that is always biased against us makes my ears bleed

drew
drew

I watched the Wolves game on a feed and Chris Sutton’s hand must have been just a blur in his lap such was his excitement at how crap we were.

luka6234
luka6234

I am gonna try watching it on mute, with some nice fans singing on YouTube in the background. I also like finding a stream with Spanish commentary 🙂

Auba-Laca play em!
Auba-Laca play em!

When possible we need Auba and Laca starting every game, they have been the difference all season, have made the club fortunate enough to be in contention for top 4. We don’t have any midfield attacking flair players that can support them, whereas all the top 6 teams do have these type players, i.e. Sterling, Silva, Sane / Salah, Mane / Moura, Lamela, Son / Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Pedro / Martial, Sanchez (we know he can!), Lingard.

We know the issues we have in defense, but to be in the position we are today without any midfield attacking flair that can change a game and get the forwards excited, puts great emphasis on the two up top in Auba and Laca.

They have both said many times they want to play together! I’m sure it’s because knowing they don’t get any attacking intent support from elsewhere so rely on each other to make things happen.

Hopefully we make champions league next season and have the investment to bring the right players in (Central defense, left back, midfield attacking wide flair : ).

Merteslacker
Merteslacker

I thumbed you down because you put Lingard on your list

Mistafi
Mistafi

I think we have enough to beat Leicester.
Whatever this mental block is away from home won’t get resolved in a hurry. I’m scared!

Jean Ralphio
Jean Ralphio

Start Eddie!

Arsetotle
Arsetotle

I do question the wisdom of Auba having what is almost certainly an elective procedure at the sharp end of the season which has effectively ruled him out of 2 must win matches. Just hope he recovers in time for EL.

Santori
Santori

Flu season? What sinus issue?

Hope Auba will play.

Would be great to have 2 up top putting pressure early and high up against Leicester.

We need to sow doubt in them early, cause a bit of chaos for them at the back and criticially prevent chaos for us nearer our backline.

If Auba is unavailable, we may have to either revert to one up top again with Iwobi and (either of ) Ozil or Mhki supporting or potentially (a risk) try Nketiah in tandem with Laca. The youngster I thought did OK for me. At least he was trying to engage and take on opponents and it was not just left to Iwobi on left flank.