Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return for the duel between Arsenal and the Wolves when boss Mikel Arteta dismisses Jamie Carragher’s claims that there is no way to get to the top four
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Arsenal after three games
- The striker traveled abroad to support his ailing mother and was then quarantined
- Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has also touched on Arsenal’s top 4 hopes
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is poised to give Arsenal an important boost by returning to his squad for Tuesday’s trip to the Wolves after missing three games.
Aubameyang suspended the Gunners’ double header against Southampton after traveling abroad to support his ailing mother.
He returned to England last week but was unable to play in Saturday’s goalless draw against Manchester United as he had to be quarantined.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return for Arsenal’s tricky away visit to the Wolves
But Aubameyang returned to training after a negative Covid test and plunged back into the competition.
Alexandre Lacazette will also be available despite a head injury against United.
Arsenal will be calling Bukayo Saka (hip) and Pablo Mari (calf) late. Kieran Tierney was dismissed for a lower leg injury.
The trio also missed the United States’ stalemate, which extended their undefeated league run to seven games, leaving them eight points in the top four.
And Mikel Arteta dismissed Jamie Carragher’s claims that there was no way Arsenal could sneak into the Champions League.
The Arsenal manager said: “It’s too early (to say) there are a lot of points. You have to be consistent, you are not just left to yourself.
Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher said there is no way Arsenal will be in the top four
Let’s stick with what we can do. The better we do it, the greater the chance of fighting for it.
“You see the results every weekend and say, ‘Wow’.
“It shows you how difficult the season was for everyone and how much can change.
“Check out Man City, where they have been and where they are now. That’s the reality in this league.
“Trust is a big factor. When you lose games and can’t explain why, players tend to have bad fears or stop believing that they can win every single game they play.
“But when you get in good shape, the opposite is true.” This is exactly what is happening right now. “
Mikel Arteta has denied Carragher’s claims that there is still a chance to fight for the top 4