Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he has been hospitalised with malaria after he was missing from the Gunners’ match day squad for their Europa League quarter final second leg with Slavia Prague. The striker has now revealed he has not been feeling himself in recent weeks upon return from international duty.
Aubameyang clocked up his fair share of miles while on international duty at the end fo March as he returned to Africa for African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Gabon secured a 3-0 win over DR Congo before being beaten 2-0 by Angola before Aubameyang headed back to north London.
His form has come under scrutiny in recent weeks following Alexandre Lacazette’s fine run of form.
Lacazette missed the 3-0 win over Sheffield United with illness and now he’s confirmed he has been struggling after contracting malaria.
“Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls,” he 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.”