Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is dealing with a second scan on a calf problem however Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is hopeful the Gabon striker will make a fast return to action.

The 31-year-old is expected to be sidelined for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal against Manchester City after remaining Saturday’s Premier League defeat at Everton.

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The Gunners face four games in 12 days during the festive duration however no timescale has actually yet been put on his return.

” Auba is feeling much better,” Arteta stated. “He was more positive the other day than in the previous 2 days.

” He will have another scan in the next couple of days and we will see how rapidly we can get him back. You understand how important he is for us, he feels that duty and he is attempting his finest to be fit as quick as possible.”.

Meanwhile, Arteta has provided another rallying cry to his beleagured Arsenal gamers by insisting they require “fighters not victims” to restore their season.

The Gunners have actually made their worst start to a top-flight season since 1974 and lost for the 5th time in 7 league matches last Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at Everton.

” I like to look around me, whether it is staff, coach, gamers and I wish to see fighters,” Arteta included. “Generally when that occurs you have two kinds of people: fighters and victims.

” You just need fighters, you do not desire any victims. Victims simply bring excuses, negativeness and they begin to blame everything that is happening around them or that is not going for them. You just require people who battle, individuals who contribute, people who are all set to provide whatever to the cause in these minutes.

” I do take note and I need to be conscious and I understand what is occurring but I don’t check out [media reports] If I start to read all the remarks, whether they are positive or unfavorable, it would drive me mad.

” My suggestion to every gamer is exactly the same, all the time it takes place with social networks also. You can’t control who is writing, what their intentions are. So it is I think a really dangerous thing to do. The environment at the club is as good as it can be when we are all harming.

” Everyone is concerned and everyone is suffering at the moment because we want much more. The unity exists. Exists 100% unity around the club? It is difficult in any club even when you win due to the fact that gamers who aren’t participating are always harder.

” However when you look at the point of view of how we are losing football matches and how we are we, it is quite extraordinary. Last year, against Everton we won the video game with 25% chance of winning supported by the statistics.

” You win 3-2. Last weekend, it is 67% opportunity of winning any Premier League in history and 9% of losing, and you lose. Three percent versus Burnley, and you lose. Seven percent versus Spurs and you lose.

” There is something else a part of that. It is not just the efficiency, it is something else that has to go our way however at the moment, it does not.”.