Aubameyang, before his expected return to Arsenal, has denied “false rumors” that he departed the Gabon squad owing to indiscipline.
The 32-year-old is expected to return to Arsenal for medical tests after being diagnosed with heart lesions following a positive Covid-19 test, but has since returned to training and appears to be in good health.
Arsenal is yet to receive confirmation from the Gabonese Football Federation.
The Ex Arsenal Skipper Tweeted in French:
“We have problems that are already complicated to solve, the on top of that there are rumors, in short, we have health to take care of first and foremost.”
“I won’t go back on these false rumors and I sincerely hope that our team will go as far as possible”
The ex Arsenal Captain did not play in either of Gabon’s first two Africa Cup of Nations group games.
On his arrival in Cameroon for the competition, the forward tested positive for coronavirus, but he returned a negative test last week before training on Thursday.
Following bouts of Covid-19, Aubameyang, Mario Lemina, and Axel Meye were all found to have “cardiac lesions.”
“As you know, he’s a crucial player for Arsenal,” Gabon manager Patrice Neveu said, “but he’s going through a difficult situation at the moment.”
“We still have to report to the clubs,” says the narrator. And when a player’s health is harmed, we have to be reasonable at some point because, as you know, they are paid by the club.”
Nice midfielder Lemina also responded to the reports with an Instagram comment that read: “I’m not going to feed the lies that are trying to destroy me.” I don’t give a damn.”
“I pity my national team, which is surrounded by liars looking for attention.
“Wishing you the best of success in the rest of the competition and any future call-ups.”
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” as the saying goes.
Gabon is in second place in Group C and needs a point against table-toppers Morocco to advance to the knockout stages. Last Monday, they won 1-0 over Comoros Islands in their group opener before snatching a late equalizer against Ghana in their second match. Tensions erupted at full-time, and the game ended in a brawl.
After being deprived of the club captaincy in December due to a disciplinary infraction, Aubameyang has been widely linked with a move away from Arsenal.
After being dropped to the bench by Mikel Arteta at Goodison Park, he last appeared for the Gunners on December 6 in a five-minute substitute cameo in their 2-1 defeat to Everton.
Gabon’s final group game is on Tuesday against Morocco, which will be reported here on FUTBALLNEWS.