Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently in quarantine after leaving the country to visit his ill mother.
The striker returned to London earlier in the week but despite testing negative for Covid-19, he’s had to self-isolate and subsequently missed this evening’s clash with Manchester United.
Having missed already missed two games against Southampton, the Gunners are obviously anxious to get the club captain back into training but it sounds as though he could well miss Tuesday’s game at Wolves.
“He had a family issue he had to attend to and these are the consequences to that.”
Asked when the player might return, Arteta, said: “I don’t know. We are working with the Premier League and government about it. He’s been looking after his family and now he’s in quarantine.”
He added: “We have to follow the rules and the protocols right now. And the protocols say that he cannot be involved at the moment. We have to respect that and the doctor is managing the situation currently.”