Many of Arsenal’s players are currently away with their international sides.
But after the October break, the Gunners face daunting trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City.
Arteta will be wanting his side to show the same resilience, determination and desire to make it back-to-back Premier League wins.
With that in mind, here is the latest injury news for the Gunners going into the game with City.
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Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not reported for international duty with Gabon.
The 31-year-old was initially called up for Sunday’s clash against Benin.
However, it has since been revealed that he sustained an ankle injury during the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Sheffield United last weekend and has had to withdraw from the squad.
“After the withdrawal of Mario Lemina, another executive, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will not be present to face Benin in a friendly match on October 11 in Lisbon,” a statement reads.
According to coach Patrice Neveu: “Aubameyang suffers from a small sprained ankle, contracted on Sunday, during the Premier League match against Sheffield.
“The Arsenal doctor sent me a certificate indicating his unavailability.
“He is in care for a week.”
With that said, it’s not all bad news for Gunners fans as well as manager Mikel Arteta ahead of next weekend’s clash against Manchester City.
As spotted in Wednesday’s training session at London Colney, Aubameyang was present alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Alexandre Lacazette.
More importantly, he appeared to be moving about freely.
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