Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are lead Arsenal’s training session at London Colney on Friday as Mikel Arteta’s men put through their paces at club training based ahead of mouthwatering clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners duo was among Mikel Arteta’s men, who are in good spirits at London Colney as they prepared to take on their local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Saka alongside Pepe, Xhaka, Gabriel, Tomiyasu and the rest of Mikel Arteta’s men are produced series of impressive display at London Colney as they hoping of continue their momentum run of form.
After a disastrous start to the season, Mikel Arteta’s side have recorded back-to-back 1-0 win against Norwich City and Burnley, with first-team players likes Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Magalheas, and Thomas Partey were all impressed.
The Gunners also book their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after beating Championship side AFC Wimbledon 3-0 at Emirates on Wednesday, with Alexandre Lacazette, Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah were on target for the London club.
Charlie Patino And Omari Hutchinson was also taken major part in Friday’s training session while Ben White, Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney, Martin Odegard and Calum Chambers showcased series of impressive display at club training based ahead of north London derby clash against Spurs.
The Gunners academy duo has been produced series of impressive display for Under-23s this season, and their eye-catching performances in recent months could hand them a chance to feature for the first-team this season.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fire on all cylinders in Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham, after he was dramatically dropped for the fixture last season.
The Gunners skipper was punished for lateness last season by being left as an unused substitute for the home game against Spurs last season, which Arsenal went on to win 2-1.
Arteta feels his captain can put that incident, and his more recent run without scoring, behind him and feels Aubameyang is in prime form to make an impact against their local rivals.
Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Arteta said of dropping Aubameyang last season: ‘I did that on the day and now I think Auba is in a different position. It doesn’t mean he was in a bad position at the time, it was just an incident that we as a team had some ways of living together – that wasn’t the case (from him at that time) and so we made a decision.
‘Now he has been in really good form, I think the way he played at Burnley even though he didn’t score a goal, was extraordinary in the way he played for the team so we are expecting him to keep doing the same.
‘He has generated chances but we have to generate more, we have to put him through on more occasions when we know how it is going to end up and he is in good form.
‘You need a special moment and details a lot of the time decide these types of fixtures. Big players do it normally, when they step in and are able to do it for the team normally the outcome becomes really positive.’