Arteta: Aubameyang ready to start against Tottenham
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Arteta: Aubameyang ready to start against Tottenham

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to shine in the north London derby on Sunday. 

Aubameyang, who was dropped in last season's derby is expected to lead Arsenal's attack on Sunday when they welcome Spurs at Emirates. The Gabon international was rested in the midweek as Arsenal beat AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in the Carabao Cup. 

"That was just an incident and I had to make a decision," he said of dropping Aubameyang.

"I did that on the day and now I think Auba is in a different position. It doesn’t mean he was in a bad position at the time, it was just an incident that we as a team had some ways of living together – that wasn’t the case (from him at that time) and so we made a decision."

"Now he has been in really good form, I think the way he played at Burnley even though he didn’t score a goal, was extraordinary in the way he played for the team so we are expecting him to keep doing the same."

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