Friday, December 2, 2022

“I’m already back at it” – Auba breaks silence following AFCON return

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.

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Daveo

So Blogs, is this you somewhat legitimising the Vlahovic rumours?

Red-Wing

Okay, that’s great news, health is number one (no matter what has really been going on with him recently).

Also, he looks like he just smoked a fat one lol.

Jeremy DG

Haha he really does

Qwaliteee

If he’d stood on the North Bank in the 80’s and early 90’s he’d have certainly inhaled a big fat one, passively or otherwise…. 🤣

C.B.

Get him on loan and get Vlahovic!!

Great to hear that Auba is healthy, good luck to him.

Bob

Great news, don’t know where Auba’s future lies, but health is the most important thing.

Laca New Signing

Great news. If Arteta won’t let him go back to Cameroon then he’d be a very welcome addition for the Burnley match. Get in #Auba

King 14enry

Make that 18M Saudi dollars then, please and thank you.

Daz Righ

Delighted to hear he’s ok 💪💪
Guess his resale value won’t take such a big hit after all. Alls good 😁

loose_cannon

Great news. Selfishly hope he can be reintegrated in time for the weekend, though if he’s completely healthy I would have expected him to be heading back to AFCON to help Gabon.

Red-Wing

This whole thing smells fishy to me. Gabon national team send him home officially with heart problem, then Arteta says that we didn’t get any details (which is weird on its own) and that Auba had never had any problems or anything, and now all of a sudden he’s completely healthy again?

Combine this with his off the pitch shenanigans… Weird, weird stuff.

Tankard Gooner

Think they did scans, which might not be 100.00% definitive (can’t say for sure, not a medico). Whether he’s completely fine or not might become more apparent if he starts playing regularly. Mind you, covid had affected a lot of players physically for longer than 2 weeks when they’ve had to perform at peak physical requirements.

Okey

Glad his health is good. He has served the club well but it almost feels like we should be looking to move on from him. Lacazette seems to offer more to the team in terms of aggression, pressing, playing as a 10 and overall team balance. Look at the number of goals we have scored since Auba has been out.

Gabigol

Saving about 23m in wages and an 8m fee.

Should we do the deal?

Vonnie

Great news, now he needs to find a new club.

Public Elneny

Can’t we just play him til the end of the season? His physical level hasn’t dropped that much with age, it’s mainly a confidence issue I’m sure. Maybe the captaincy was a bit of a millstone for him? It would require Auba to swallow his pride as well as Arteta I know I have doubts that Lacazette + Nketiah will be enough to make top 4. And I get the impression that Vlahovic would rather wait til the summer than gamble that we’ll be a CL club next year Is being late to training really a strong enough reason to… Read more »

Teryima Adi

Thank God for speedy recovery.🙏🏻

Prakhar

I never want to hear about heart problems for any football player ever. Scary stuff.

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