Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Southampton on Saturday as well as the 3-1 Premier League victory over Saints three days later.
And the Gunners could be without some of their most important players for Saturday's Premier League visit of Manchester United as doubts over Aubameyang's involvement continue.
The Gabonese explained on social media that his absence was due to his mother suffering from “health issues”.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta refused to answer questions on whether Aubameyang had travelled abroad to spend time with his mother and if quarantine rules would therefore prevent him from facing United at the weekend.
Asked if Aubameyang had left the country, Arteta replied: “He had to support his family and he had to be with them.”
Pushed on the matter of potential quarantine for his captain if he did travel, Arteta said: “I don't know what will happen.”
It is understood he will need a negative Covid test before a return is possible.
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