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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal striker hospitalized with malaria

Thu 15 April 2021 | 20:35

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with malaria.

The forward was not included in Gunner’s 3-0 win against

Sheffield United

in the Premier League on Sunday and also missed their Europa League quarter-final second leg clash with

Slavia Prague

on Thursday night.

Aubameyang

posted a picture of himself in the hospital and said he contracted the disease while on international duty in Gabon last month.

"Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls,"

the Arsenal captain wrote on 

Instagram

"Unfortunately, I contracted Malaria whilst being on national team duty in Gabon a few weeks ago.

"I’ve spent a few days in hospital this week but I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly.

"I wasn’t really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon! Will be watching my boys now, huge game for us! Let‘s go and get it Arsenal."


source: SportMob