‘That’s what he said’: Arteta shares what Aubameyang told him about how he’s feeling now

It was a sensational night for Arsenal in the Europa League last night, thumping Slavia Prague 4-0.

The match was Arsenal’s biggest of the season but they produced a complete performance to qualify for the last four.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the game because he has contracted malaria.

But Mikel Arteta had a positive update on his captain as per the club’s official website and shared what he’d told him.

Arsenal Training Session

“We just spoke with him. He’s at home, he’s fine, he’s completely fine at the moment. He had two days in hospital to get the right treatment but he’s feeling good now,” said Arteta. We’ll see how he recovers.

“He’ll need a few days to recover from that. He wants to be back as soon as possible, that’s what he said to me. He feels really good, that’s what he said to me today.

“He really wants to get back, but I don’t know, it shouldn’t take too long. I will have a phone call with him. He’s mentioned that he’s at home and he’s feeling good. everybody has been in contact with him.

“He’s been really supportive with every teammate through messages and calls, and he was watching the game like everybody else at Colney.”


It’s good to hear that the early signs are that Aubameyang won’t be out for an extended period of time with this illness.

The signs are positive which tops off a fantastic night for Arteta.

The 4-0 win set up a meeting with Arteta’s predecessor, who has an outstanding record in the Europa League over his career.


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