Ahead of the weekend's clash with Aston Villa, Arteta was coy about whether he would start his captain.
The Gunners manager also revealed goalkeeper Mat Ryan hasn't yet to trained since arriving on-loan from Brighton. Arteta admits he needs to make a decision between Ryan and Alex Runarsson with Bernd Leno suspended for the Villa game.
Arteta also spoke of Nicolas Pepe, insisting he's delighted with his current form and attitude.
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