Mikel Arteta confirms Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation is ‘resolved’ ahead of Arsenal vs Olympiacos

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped for Arsenal's win over Tottenham on Sunday
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped for Arsenal’s win over Tottenham on Sunday (Getty)

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick’s situation at Arsenal has been resolved ahead of their Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday evening.

The Arsenal captain was dropped from the starting XI by Arteta after arriving late for their north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday.

Aubameyang also missed out on the warm-down session after the game, which is a routine procedure for players who do not take part in the match.

Questions have now been raised over Aubameyang’s future at at the club following the incident.

But Arteta has indicated that the striker’s disciplinary issue has now been dealt with.

‘We talked,’ Arteta said on Wednesday.

‘Everything has been resolved in a really positive way, so we move forward.’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left on the bench after arriving late
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left on the bench after arriving late (Getty)

Asked if it is a given that Aubameyang will return to the starting XI, Arteta replied: ‘No, everybody has to obviously perform at the highest level to earn their place in the team.

‘There is no exception there and we will try to put a really competitive team out tomorrow to try to win again.’

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