Why Arsenal will be without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they face Sheffield United

Arsenal will be without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they face Sheffield United next weekend.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 10:14 am

The striker, who has hit 14 goals in the Premier League this season, was sent off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

It means he will the miss next three games, including when the Blades visit the Emirates on Saturday.

The 30-year-old was originally shown a yellow card following his tackle on Palace’s Max Meyler but VAR intervened and upgraded it to a straight red.

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Speaking to Match of the Day, Arsenal manager Mike Arteta, said: "I saw that he caught the player.

“Obviously there is no intention to make such a foul or injure the player but VAR made the decision and we have to accept it.

“To lose him for three games is a massive blow for the team but we have other players.

“We will trust them and we will put them on and we will find solutions."

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off against Crystal Palace on Saturday.