Team news: Arsenal boss confirms major injury boost ahead of Leicester trip

By on April 26, 2019

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Unai Emery has confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return to the squad for Arsenal’s crucial clash with Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Aubameyang sat out Wednesday night’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Wolves at Molineux after undergoing a minor procedure on a sinus problem and the official team news update on Arsenal.com this morning said the striker would need to be assessed ahead of this weekend’s trip to the Kind Power.

However, the Gabon international is back in full training and Emery confirmed at his pre-match press conference this afternoon that Aubameyang will be available for selection as long as he comes through Saturday’s session unscathed.

When asked for an update on Aubameyang’s availability, the Spanish coach told Arsenal.com:

“He trained today and, if he can train tomorrow, I think we can think he’s ready for Sunday,”

“If he can train normally tomorrow, it’s a possibility.”

Aubameyang’s return would be a major boost as we lacked a spark in the final third against Wolves on Wednesday night so his availability could be key in getting a positive result against Leicester.

However, Arsenal will continue to be without Aaron Ramsey as he’s still nursing a hamstring injury that’s kept him out of the last two games while Denis Suarez is also still out with an on-going groin injury.

Otherwise, we have no fresh injury concerns to worry about but Arsenal will have to make-do without our three long-term absentees as Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck won’t play again this season.

Bellerin is continuing his recovery from a knee ligament injury in the gym but Holding has stepped up his rehabilitation as he’s now joined Welbeck in doing some on-field work at London Colney.

We head to Leicester on Sunday sitting fifth in the table following consecutive defeats but with fourth-placed Chelsea away to Man Utd this weekend, Arsenal have a great chance to reclaim a top four place with victory at the King Power.