Mikel Arteta has held talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after dropping Arsenal captain for Sunday’s north London derby – however says he can not assure the striker will start against Olympiacos on Thursday.
There was Aubameyang ax after breaking protocol earlier than the sport and remained an unused substitute as Arsenal got here from behind to beat rivals Tottenham 2-1.
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He then left Emirates Stadium as a substitute of becoming a member of his teammates for a warm-up on the pitch.
Talking after the match, Arteta said he needed to self-discipline Aubameyang to keep up the membership’s long-term “basis”.
On the eve of the second leg of Arsenal’s Europa League round-16-16 conflict with Olympiacos, Arteta revealed that he and the skipper had cleared the air – however he briefly stopped saying he could be recalled, The Gunners lead 3-1 within the tie.
“Sure,” he answered when requested if the whole lot with Aubameyang was sorted.
“We spoke, the whole lot has been resolved very positively. So we’re transferring on.
“Clearly everybody has to carry out on the highest level to win his place within the team and there aren’t any exceptions.
“We are going to try to place a really aggressive team out to try and win the sport.”
Mohamed Elneny, in the meantime, praised Aubameyang’s qualities on and off the field.
“Auba is just one in all our best players,” he said.
“For me outside the field he’s an incredible particular person. Mikel has talked about it and has finished the whole lot however as a teammate he is among the best.
“Auba is our captain and he at all times helps us on and off the field and is an incredible particular person too.”
Arsenal had been knocked out by Olympiacos within the round-32 section last season – regardless of defending a first-leg conflict.
Arteta doesn’t take into account the competition to be over this year, even when late goals in Athens by Gabriel Magalhaes and Elneny give them a much bigger cushion this time round.
“Completely not,” he replied when requested if the tie was over.
“From what I’ve seen from Olympiacos and what number of video games they’ve gained within the final minutes and the idea they’ve in that team, it is going to be troublesome and they are going to try to place us by way of not under actual strain. There may be nonetheless so much to play.
“It is a vital sport for us, nothing has been determined – there’s at the least one other 90 minutes to play for and we all know it will be troublesome and everybody needs to be ready.
“We now have the chance to make modifications, now we have 5 substitutes so we resolve on the best team to try to beat.”