Mikel Arteta is not sure when Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to the squad as the striker is dealing with ‘a personal issue.’
Aubameyang was withdrawn from the squad hours before the Gunners were knocked out in the FA Cup fourth round after they were defeated 1-0 by Southampton.
Arsenal play Southampton again in the Premier League on Tuesday, but Aubameyang remains a doubt.
“I don’t know,” said Arteta, when asked about Aubameyang’s availability. “He needs to address that issue, we’ll see how it evolves.
“We’re here and we have to support him and he needs to take the time that is needed because that is a priority at the moment.”