Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says medical tests undertaken on his return to London from the African Cup of Nations have revealed no issues with his heart.
The Gabon football federation sent the striker back to London earlier this week after scans suggested the player, who’d tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Cameroon, was suffering from virus-related complications.
In the absence of their captain, who missed all three group games, Gabon qualified for the knockout stages. They face Burkina Faso on Sunday but the Arsenal striker isn’t expected to return to the competition.
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Taking to social media on Thursday, Aubameyang wrote: “Hi guys, I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I’m very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy!! Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I’m already back at it.”
Aubameyang hasn’t played for the Gunners since the defeat to Everton in early December. Prior to heading off on international duty, he’d sat out eight games as punishment for a disciplinary breach. The player’s future at the club remains under a cloud and rumours continued to circulate that Arsenal could offload the player this month if an offer for Dusan Vlahovic is accepted.
Journalist James Benge reported yesterday that Saudi club Al Nassr are keen to take the 32-year-old on loan until the end of the season with a view to purchasing him for €8 million in the summer.