It sounds like there might be concerns about Mikel Arteta missing Arsenal’s final match of the season against Everton, which could be a significant setback, especially with the Premier League title race against Manchester City nearing its climax. What’s the reason behind Arteta’s potential absence?

Arsenal’s sprint to the title is going down to the wire with Manchester City.

The Gunners are a point ahead of City but have played one game more, meaning they have just two matches left and are counting on their title rivals to slip up somewhere.

Every detail is crucial and having your manager missing for one of the biggest games in the club’s history is not the fate most desire.

However, that could be a reality for Arsenal depending on how Arteta behaves in their penultimate fixture against Manchester United.

The Spaniard has already picked up five yellow cards and if he gains one more, he will be forced to serve a one-match suspension.

Arteta has already been forced to sit out one game due to suspension – their 1-0 defeat away at Aston Villa in December.

Managers are punished for every three yellow cards they get.

Arteta has the worst disciplinary record of any Premier League manager this season, picking up five yellow cards.

He was booked against Fulham, Brighton, and Luton, and in both matches against Chelsea.

Arsenal’s boss is known for his passionate touchline antics.

One of his bookings came after Declan Rice scored Arsenal’s 97th-minute winner against Luton in December, when he ran down the touchline and stepped on the pitch.

It was that booking from referee Samuel Barrott which saw Arteta suspended from the Aston Villa game.

Arsenal are a point ahead of Manchester City in the race for the title, having played one more