Aubameyang “does not have heart problems” and is expected to play at AFCON

The Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a very chaotic month since he was dropped by Mikel Arteta after returning late from a quick trip to France.

He was then stripped of his captaincy and told to train away from the first team, before being allowed to leave early to join up with his Gabon team-mates ahead of AFCON.

The somehow he managed to contract Covid on the journey and had to miss his country’s opening game (a 1-0 win over Comoros) and then was withdrawn against Ghana which ended as a 1-1 draw.

There were reports of “heart lesions” found after his recovery from Covid, but it seems that it is not as worrying as we all thought at first.

The Gabon coach Patrice Neveu clarified the situation earlier when he told the Daily Mail ‘They passed the PCR tests, which were negative, and then they did the second battery of medical tests and it seems that both of them have a problem,’

‘I was on the phone with the team doctor and CAF and they told me not to play them, because their health must take precedence.

‘The virus has left some residue on the MRI tests that they underwent. Aubameyang and Lemina don’t have heart problems, but COVID may have left some waste, so it was wise not to play and we followed the protocols.’

‘There are four days before the next match and I hope to have them back because we really need them. Fortunately, CAF allowed us to take a squad of 28 to the tournament because otherwise I would have been unable to cope. This virus is tenacious. I myself had it but it was gone in two days.’

Whatever Aubameyang’s problems with Arteta and Arsenal, I am sure all Gooners are happy to hear that he is not seriously ill, and maybe we will get to see him play in Gabon’s next game against Morocco

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  1. FootballisTrivial says:

    Myocarditis most likely. Wishing him well.

  2. Kev82 says:

    Get well Auba. The NLD has been postponed.

    1. Declan says:

      Yes Kev and spurs (small s for a small team) are livid, good !

      1. Kev82 says:

        You are damn right Declan 😂 we’ll get them at full strength 😂

    2. Sue says:

      And not a dodgy LFT in sight, Kev 🤣

      1. Kev82 says:

        Haha exactly Sue 😂 future PM Gary Neville will have something to say on this 🤪

        1. Sue says:

          Haha for sure! Well within our rights, Kev. 20th game and our first. I’m glad!

  3. FingersFurnell says:

    Good to hear that about Auba, wish him well, hope he comes back OK and features in an Arsenal shirt on his return

  4. jon fox says:

    I wish Auba two things. Firstly, good health. Secondly, a swift exit from Arsenal.

  5. jon fox says:

    Auba has heart problems alright. But not his physical heart. Just his mental “heart”. LACK OF DESIRE IN OTHER WORDS.

  6. Gworm says:

    Not sure that shows up on a blood test.

  7. Toolit fred says:

    We wish you well

  8. Fk says:

    I don’t know if i am the only one noticing how tired aubameyang always look during games since the start of last campaign.he always look like he’s about to faint.

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