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Aubameyang tests positive for Covid-19 before AFCON

Thu 06 January 2022 | 12:42

The Gunners forward’s test result for Covid-19 has turned out positive after going to Cameroon for the AFCON and he is a doubt for Gabon.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

has not featured for

Arsenal

since December due to a disciplinary breach that is affecting his future at the club level.

The 32-year-old was expected to play in

Gabon

’s fifth

Africa Cup of Nations

involvement in a group with tough rivals Morocco, Ghana and first-time qualifiers Comoros.

However, reports claim that the captain’s test for Covid-19 has turned out positive. Before travelling to Cameroon, social media videos revealed that he was partying with colleague Mario Lemina.

Gabon’s first group stage clash comes on January 10 against Comoros, with Aubameyang likely to be forced to self-isolate and miss the more challenging game against Ghana four days later.

For the battle against Morocco, however, he would return to action.

About his future at the club level, the player has been linked with a move to Newcastle United, who are keen on avoiding relegation.

To be successful you have to be passionate about something and want to represent a club of this size, with its history. That is the minimum standard you have to bring,”

Mikel Arteta said when discussing the ongoing issue shortly before Christmas.

I am not going to ask anybody to put the ball in the top corner every time they hit it, but I will ask them to do the right things every single day for this club.”


source: SportMob

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