Arsenal confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffered from common cold ahead of Wolves tie

Arsenal confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffered from common cold ahead of Wolves tie

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was missing in action in Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Wolves

- The star forward was left out of the 18-man squad after requiring 'a small sinus procedure'

- Arsenal's defeat at Wolves leaves the Emirates side sitting fifth on the EPL standings

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not part of his side's 18-man squad that suffered a 3-1 defeat to Wolves on Wednesday night, April 24, at Molineux Stadium.

Aubameyang's absence from the squad was confirmed hours to kick off, with Arsenal revealing the Gabonese forward required a "small sinus procedure."

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His exclusion from the squad had earlier caused panic among Arsenal fans who were well aware the attacker was fit and was in contention for a starting role.

Aubameyang showed no signs of discomfort in his last appearance for the Gunners against Crystal Palace and was on the score sheet even as his side lost 3-2 to the Eagles.

He is now scheduled to be assessed ahead of Sunday's crucial trip to Leicester City and expectations are high he will be fit to start.

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Meanwhile, his absence from the Wednesday tie proved costly as Arsenal's top four finish hopes suffered yet another blow with a comprehensive defeat to the Nuno Espirito-tutored side.

First half goals from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota gifted the hosts a comfortable victory over Unai Emery's men, with Sokratis' late goal ending up as a mere consolation for the visitors.

The Emirates outfit remain fifth on the log with 66 points, two above United who were defeat 2-0 by City during the Manchester derby.

Earlier, reported that Wolves defeated Arsenal 3-1 at Molineux Stadium with all three goals for the home-side coming in the first half through Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota.

The Wednesday night, April 24, encounter presented Arsenal with a glorious chance to break into the top four as the season hits the homestretch. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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