Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has thanked well-wishers after confirming health issues affecting his mother has been behind his recent absence.
Aubameyang has missed Arsenal’s last two matches, Saturday’s FA Cup loss at Southampton and Tuesday night’s Premier League win over the same opponents.
Arsenal had not specified ahead of either match why the Gabonese hitman was missing, only declaring that it was a personal issue.
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Speaking on Tuesday evening, after the 3-1 win at St Mary’s, Mikel Arteta stated that he was uncertain when he would return.
“Auba is having a difficult time, we’re all behind him and this win is for him,” said Arteta.
A number of Arsenal teammates, including close pal Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, both sent messages on social media to Aubameyang after the game too.
Alongside an image of him celebrating his third Premier League goal of the season, Pepe simply…
Source: Complete Sports