Arsenal’s record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not make his debut for the club this weekend after manager Arsene Wenger revealed the striker is struggling with a fever.
Aubameyang completed a deadline day move to the Emirates for a club record £56 million in a deal that also saw Borussia Dortmund sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea and Olivier Giroud move to Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old Gabon international bring fine form to the Emirates having scored 13 goals in 16 Bundesliga games for Dortmund, but Arsenal fans may have to wait to see him in action after Wenger confirmed he is struggling to be ready for Saturday’s home clash against Everton, Goal writes.
“Aubameyang, I have to assess how well he is physically today and how well he feels,” Wenger told a media conference.
“He had a fever so he could not practice a lot – he started yesterday, was still not completely well.
“I have to assess with the medical department how fit he can be.”
There’s good news however as Wenger expects Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make his first Gunners start after coming on as a substitute in the defeat at Swansea City on Tuesday.
The plan for Wenger is for Mkhitaryan to reignite his relationship with old Dortmund pal Aubameyang when both men are fully fit.
“They are players who know each other well, they have had success together [before],” added Wenger.
“I hope that they can link up like they did [at Dortmund].”