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Despite having a poor start to the 2021-2022 season, Arsenal have been impressive in recent times and are currently in the top four position on the Premier League table.Fff
While it doesn’t seem likely that they will go for the trophy, there’s every possibility that they will clinch the UCL spot by the end of the season, if they keep up with their brilliant performances.
However, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be on the touchline when the Gunners battle Manchester City on January 1.
This may have serious consequences on the team, given that a good number of their in-form players like Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka are youngsters, who still need to be given instructions every now and then. With Aubameyang removed as captain and no permanent replacement yet, Arteta’s presence during games would most likely have contributed a lot in boosting the young players’ confidence and overall performance.
But now, in his absence, the team will likely struggle, as the youngsters may have depended on his presence to gain motivation in order to produce the desired results.