Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been released from hospital after contracting malaria and is 'feeling good' according to head coach Mikel Arteta.
Aubameyang missed Arsenal's 4-0 victory over Slavia Praha on Wednesday and before the start of the game the club's captain revealed he was in hospital after contracting malaria. Taking it to his Instagram account, the Gabon international revealed he contracted malaria while on international duty last month.
Speaking after the Arsenal clash with Slavia, Arteta revealed the club's captain is now at home and was feeling fine.
"We just spoke with him," said Arteta.
"He’s at home, he’s fine. He’s completely fine at the moment. He had two days in the hospital to get the right treatment but he’s feeling good now."
On Auba's return date
"We’ll see how he recovers. I think he will need a few days to recover from that. But he wants to be back as soon as possible, that’s what he said to me."
"He feels really good, that’s what he said to me today. He really wants to be back. If the treatment is efficient it shouldn’t be taking so long."
It remains to be seen if Auba will recover fully in time to face Fulham on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
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