As the team news was revealed earlier by Mikel Arteta for the Sheffield United game this weekend, we’ll definitely have to manage without our superstar striker for the next three games.

The club had tried to get the ban reduced citing other identical, unpunished challenges but to no avail, and the ban remains at three games.

This means as suspected, he will miss Sheffield United on Saturday at home, Chelsea away next Tuesday and then the FA Cup game at Bournemouth on the Monday of the following week.

Aubameyang was red carded after a pretty savage looking late challenge on Crystal Palace’s Max Meyer which saw the player subbed off injured. Referee Paul Tierney only gave a yellow card for the challenge initially but VAR overturned it and judged it as a red card offence.

Arteta revealed today:

“It’s been confirmed he will be suspended for three matches…”

Lacazette, Nelson and Martinelli… over to you boys!