Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he has contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon.
Aubameyang wasn't named in Arsenal's matchday squad due to illness as well as Martin Odegaard who is out injured. The former Dortmund man played in Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash against Slavia Prague last week, coming on in the 78th minute.
"Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls. 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, a huge game for us! Let‘s go and get I," he wrote on his Instagram account.
Ahead of Slavia tie, Mikel Arteta revealed he was unsure if Aubameyang will be available for the way trip.