KEY POINTS

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally gets a clearance to return to training
  • Mikel Arteta also welcomes back Bukayo Saka, Pablo Mari and Dani Ceballos in the fold
  • Kieran Tierney is expected to miss another game for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally returned to first-team training after missing the last three games for Arsenal due to personal reasons.

The 31-year-old Arsenal captain missed Arsenal's FA Cup and Premier League visits to Southampton apart from this weekend's goalless draw against Manchester United, after leaving the squad to be with his unwell mother.

Upon his arrival, Aubameyang had to undergo a mandatory quarantine to gain clearance from both the British government and the English Premier League management.

The Gunners received the green light for Aubameyang just in time for their Premier League match-up with the Wolves on Tuesday at the Molineux Stadium.

"Auba has returned to full training," Arsenal said in a statement on Monday. "Our thoughts and support continue to be with him and his family."

Aubameyang was seen in team practice on Monday, doing drills and scrimmages with fellow returnees Bukayo Saka, Pablo Mari and Dani Ceballos, who were all sidelined due to injuries.

With Aubameyang and company back in the mix, head coach Mikel Arteta welcomes the development with open arms. It should be recalled that the aforementioned players had an integral role in the club's unbeaten streak in the Premier League before Christmas.

Though Ceballos and Mari have already reported for duty, Arteta will still be keeping a close eye on the two's physical well-being as a decision on their involvement at Molineux is yet to be made.

Saka may suit up for the trip to Molineux after sustaining a sore thigh in the hours leading up to kick-off in the match against Manchester United.

Arsenal has also provided an update on Kieran Tierney, who has been struggling with a calf problem for a couple of weeks and has sat out three of the last four league games.

Meanwhile, newly-acquired goalkeeper Mat Ryan has also been ruled out due to a hip problem.

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring against Manchester United Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring against Manchester United Photo: POOL / Shaun Botterill