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Sport Arteta: Auba has 'personal issue' to address

12:07  24 january  2021
12:07  24 january  2021 Source:   skysports.com

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must address a ' personal issue ' before returning to the Arsenal side, says Mikel Arteta is unsure when Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang will return for Arsenal as the striker "He needs to address that issue , we'll see how it evolves. "We're here and we have to support him

Mikel on Auba 's absence: "He had a personal matter in the last few Update: Arteta said after the 1-0 defeat to Southampton that the Gunners would support their striker, although he couldn't say if he'd be "He needs to address that issue to see how it evolves. We’re here, we will have to support him.

Mikel Arteta is unsure when Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang will return for Arsenal as the striker deals with a "personal issue".

Arsenal captain Aubameyang was withdrawn from the squad hours before their 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, which saw the FA Cup holders knocked out in the fourth round.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wearing a uniform: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the defeat at Southampton due to 'personal reasons' © PA Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the defeat at Southampton due to 'personal reasons'

The Gunners play Southampton again in the Premier League on Tuesday, but Aubameyang remains a doubt.

"I don't know," said Arteta, when asked about Aubameyang's availability. "He needs to address that issue, we'll see how it evolves.

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Trending. Arteta : Auba has ' personal issue ' to address . If it is to go and play games [on loan] it will be to absolutely enhance his personal development and hopefully help whatever team he goes to, because that will go hand in hand, and he will come back to us a better player."

"We're here and we have to support him and he needs to take the time that is needed because that is a priority at the moment."

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Arteta revealed he was expecting an update over the weekend with Arsenal in advanced negotiations to sign Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan.

"Since last night I don't have any news," he said after the match on Saturday. "I will probably get a few phone calls today and see where we are with everything."

Arsenal's recruitment has come under scrutiny but Arteta defended club-record signing Nicolas Pepe and summer arrival Willian as the pair once again made little impact after coming into the team for the defeat at Southampton.

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Mikel Arteta is "pretty positive" Arsenal can reach an agreement with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to secure his long-term future at the club and more. https

"What I am saying is they try to give their best," said Arteta. "You could see how hard they are trying, with more or less quality, but the intention is there and the willingness is there.

"This is what we demand them to do. And after the decision making, the final pass, the final goal, the opportunities they have, it is the end product and that's the hardest thing in football.

"I hope (it is only a matter of time before it starts clicking for them). We are going to keep supporting them as much as we possibly can, as a coaching staff and as a club because that is what they need.

"They need to keep working hard and try to improve their performances."

Merse: What was Arteta doing?

Sky Sports' Paul Merson was unimpressed by their performance and felt Arteta's decision to rotate his side, with Arsenal lying 10th in the Premier League table and seven points off the top four, was to blame.

"I don't know what he's doing," he said on Soccer Saturday.

Arsenal unsure if Aubameyang available for Southampton

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Mikel Arteta says it’s hard to assess Arsenal’s chances of persuading Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the Emirates but admits it’s a conversation that needs to The striker missed a golden chance in the dying seconds to put us through and has said he feels responsible. “He was down,” said Arteta .

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"They are not going to win the league. They are not going to get into the top four, I wouldn't have thought, unless they go on one of the best runs in the history of the Premier League.

"For me, this is the [competition] that made Arteta last time around. He came to Arsenal and had a great semi-final and a great final."

Martin Odegaard standing on a baseball field: Arsenal are in advanced talks over a loan deal for Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard © Associated Press Arsenal are in advanced talks over a loan deal for Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard

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