London – Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has known as on his avid gamers to “step up” and fill the goalscoring void left through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence after the ahead’s three-match ban was once upheld.
The Gabon global, who opened the scoring in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, was once booked for a take on on Max Meyer however the video assistant referee upgraded the punishment to a crimson card.
Arsenal appealed in opposition to Aubameyang’s dismissal however the punishment stands.
The previous Borussia Dortmund participant, 30, has scored 14 of Arsenal’s 29 Premier League objectives this season.
“Avid gamers need to step up,” Arteta mentioned on Wednesday when requested if the workforce would leave out their suspended captain.
“You recognize, when one in all your giant avid gamers isn’t there, they’ve to take duty. I am certain when they are now not enjoying, they would like a possibility and so they communicate.
“It is time to communicate at the pitch, now not out of doors. You come back on there, you are making the affect that he made and also you display me that you’re as just right as him and even higher. You might have the risk.”
Arteta has additionally been hit through an harm to defender Sead Kolasinac.
The left-back is a doubt for Saturday’s Sheffield United sport because of a thigh harm, with fellow left-back Kieran Tierney and right-back Calum Chambers each long-term absentees.
Arsenal were connected with a transfer for Manchester Town’s John Stones, with whom Arteta labored on the Etihad Stadium, however he mentioned there can be no transfer for the England global.
“John is a participant that I truly like and I adopted. We signed him when I used to be at Manchester Town and I labored with him for a few years and know him smartly,” he mentioned.
“Once I take a look at centre backs he has many attributes that I love from one, however we aren’t .”
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