Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s availability for Arsenal vs Leeds


Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s availability for Arsenal vs Leeds & heaps praise on Martin Odegaard

Leeds vs Arsenal

Arsenal are back in Premier League action vs Leeds United on Saturday evening.

The pair face off in the day’s late kick-off, which is now just the second game of the day currently set to go ahead on Saturday amid the on-going Covid-19 outbreak at many Premier League sides.

Arsenal head into the game sat 4th in the Premier League table, though 6th-place Manchester United would overtake them should they win their game in hand on the Gunners.

Regardless, Arsenal will no doubt be keen to press on and further extend their lead in the top-four for the time being.

And, they will likely fancy their chances of doing so against a Leeds side struggling for both form and fitness.

Though not 100 per cent confirmed, it seems as though most of Leeds’ current issues are injury, not covid, related.

Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips are two of the Whites’ biggest stars, but are both out injured, whilst Jamie Shackleton went off with an issue during Leeds’ loss to Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta on Aubameyang & Odegaard

Ahead of the Leeds tie, Mikel Arteta held his latest pre-match press conference on Friday morning.

When doing so, Arteta would confirm that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is once again out vs Leeds:

“No he’s not available for selection.”

Arteta was also full of praise for Martin Odegaard during his presser:

“He’s very young but he already has a lot of experience. He’s getting close to his best level. We’ve got a tremendous player there

“He’s a natural leader. If you look for the perfect professional you don’t have to look much further than him.”

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 Arsenal FC 17 1 29
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 16 -8 18
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 17 -15 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 16 -17 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 5



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