Arsenal’s £250,000 a-week forward set to return next week

By | April 19, 2021

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could reportedly be welcomed back to the squad for their Premier League game with Everton next week.

The North London giants initially reported that his absence against Sheffield United was down to flu, however, the Gabon international has confirmed that he had contracted malaria before their Europa League game of Slavia Prague.

The Gunners Skipper was admitted to hospital with the disease, however, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that former Dortmund forward is now feeling better and on the road to recovery.

The North London club have already confirmed that the 30-year-old forward will not be available for Sunday’s game with Fulham, however, ESPN suggests that he could return to the fold for Friday’s game with Everton.

Aubameyang should therefore be given the green light to reunite with ex-head-coach Unai Emery in their Europa League semi-final game with Villarreal, however, he has endured a frustrating campaign overall with nine goals in 25 Premier League games.

Alexandre Lacazette struck back-to-back braces against Sheffield United and Slavia in African forward’s absence, and the ex-Borussia Dortmund man joins Martin Odegaard, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney in the treatment room.