Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to leave the Gabonese camp for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and is returning to Arsenal for medical checks after he was diagnosed with heart lesions forcing him out of the competition.
The striker has hit out at ‘false rumours’ that he has been kicked out of Gabon’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign due to poor discipline.
Recall that Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy of Arsenal and later banished from the first team by manager Mikel Arteta for alleged disciplinary breach.
Earlier on Monday, Gabon’s national team manager, Patrice Neveu told Goal that the Arsenal star and his teammate, Nice’s Mario Lemina will undergo further assessments at their clubs.
“Since yesterday, the decision was taken to send them home to their club,” Neveu said.
“We can’t judge it here [in Cameroon], we can’t assess the pathology of Covid here.
“It’s important that Mario returns to Nice and Pierre returns to Arsenal.
“It’s a decision that we’ve taken among ourselves.”