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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Arteta gives update on injuries to Aubameyang, Partey

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he cannot guarantee Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play against Liverpool on Saturday.

Aubameyang had returned early from international duty with Gabon after he picked up the knock.

Arteta was asked on Friday if Aubameyang’s early return was planned.

“No, it wasn’t pre-planned. We had to assess him and see how he is and make decisions. We have a lot of players who have been through different game issues, little injuries so today we have to test everybody,” Arteta replied.

When asked if he had come back with a particular injury Arteta adds: “Let’s see how everybody is. We have to see them today before assessing and making a judgement.”

On the fitness of midfielder Thomas Partey, Arteta added: “Same again. He couldn’t play for the national team. He really tried to do that because they had a massive game and pushed for that one but he wasn’t close enough. Again that’s something we have to assess because until today he hasn’t done enough.”

The Gunners travel to Anfield in the middle of a 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

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