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Report: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to return to face Wolves tonight

Arsenal look to have been handed a major boost ahead of tonight’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers – with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to return.

The Daily Mail have reported that the Gunners captain is ready to return to the starting XI, after sitting out the past three games for the club.

The striker took to social media to inform supporters that the reason for his absence has been because his mother has been ill and he flew back home to support her.

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Aubameyang returned last week and after quarantining and returning a negative Covid test, he resumed training.

He is therefore in contention to start against Wolves tonight.

Alexandre Lacazette will also be available after going off against Manchester United with a head injury, and late decisions will be taken on Kieran Tierney, Bukayo Saka and Pablo Mari.

Wolves are looking to end their run of eight games without a win in the Premier League, and their task of getting three points will not be made easier by the potential return of Aubameyang.

Aubameyang still a very real threat

He has not had the greatest of seasons so far, but £56 million star Aubameyang (BBC Sport) remains a big threat for Arsenal and Wolves must have their wits about them tonight.

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Having been unable to play a part in the past few games he’ll be raring to go, and add to his tally of seven goals so far this season.

The 31-year-old will undoubtedly look at Wolves and their recent defensive shortcomings and see an opportunity to increase his haul for the season, and Wolves have got to contain him if he plays.