Villarreal vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Lacazette, Tierney all in contention – Arteta

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Kieran Tierney were all in contention to play against Villarreal.

The Gunners take on Unai Emery’s side in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Aubameyang, Lacazette and Tierney all missed the 1-0 defeat to Everton on Friday but could be available for selection in Spain.

When asked about the condition of the trio on Wednesday at a pre-match press conference, the Arsenal manager told reporters: “They are all in contention, all of them – including Aubameyang, Laca and Kieran. They are all in contention for the game.”

Arteta added on Tierney’s swift recovery from serious injury: “He didn’t need the surgery that at the beginning we were afraid of. Then he has been working like a beast every single day.

“And I don’t know if he is going to make it tomorrow, but certainly he wants to be as close as possible to that football pitch to give himself the best possible chance.”

Villarreal vs Arsenal: Aubameyang, Lacazette, Tierney all in contention – Arteta

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