- Arsenal may be without Pierre Emerick Aubameyang when they host Man United this weekend
- The striker has been by his mother's bed who has been seriously ill
- Aubameyang said she is already recovering but the Gunners will not rush him back to action
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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang may be unavailable when Arsenal welcome Manchester United to Emirates Stadium on Saturday, January 30.
The Gabon international has missed the Gunners last two games to be with his mother who has been seriously ill.
He revealed that she is thankfully getting better with so much help from the doctors and nurses, however, the North Londoners will not rush the strikers back to action.
Mikel Arteta and the club authority back the player, saying health is more important than missing one game, especially after the events of the past year as reported by SunSport.
Meanwhile, it is left to be seen if any quarantine periods need to be observed to conform to COVID-19 rules. Aubameyang said in a social media post:
"Thank you so much for all the messages and calls over the last few days. My mother is going through some health issues and I had to be there for her.
"She's already much better now and I will be back home tonight. I'm more than grateful for the doctors and nurses helping her get through this."
Meanwhile, Arteta's men will have to play their Europa League ties with Benfica on neutral territory or see their entire squad locked away in quarantine for ten days.
The Gunners are due to fly to Lisbon for their last-32 clash, with the return leg at the Emirates the following week.
The government announced have put in place measures for arrivals from ‘Red List’ countries which see everyone taken from the airport to a hotel for isolation.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Alexander Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe have dedicated their goals from Arsenal's thrilling 3-1 win over Southampton to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang missed the Tuesday night, January 26, match just three days after he was forced to withdraw from the weekend's FA Cup defeat to the same opponent.
It is understood the Arsenal skipper missed both clashes due to a "personal matter." However, his absence did not stop the Gunners from winning as they staged a dramatic comeback at St Mary's to bag all three points.