Out of favour Arsenal star, Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang has added to the increasing number of Covid-19 casualties as the Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick-off on Sunday.
The captain of Gabon has reportedly tested positive to Covid-19 after partying in Dubai.
The Arsenal forward is due to captain Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, but his plans have been thrown into disarray just days after being spotted partying with teammates in Dubai.
Aubameyang was seen partying with teammates in Dubai before flying to Cameroon, with the Gabonese squad linking up in the Middle East before making their way to their AFCON base.
Patrice Neveu’s players are due to begin their campaign against Comoros on Monday, January 10, before matches against Ghana and Morocco, and they could be without their all-time top scorer for one or more of the games.
Aubameyang and international teammate Mario Lemina were both seen in a video circulating on social media, believed to be from the Gabon squad’s trip to Dubai.
Aubameyang had earlier shared a photo from the plane to Cameroon on his Instagram stories, having posted a ‘Happy New Year’ message a few days prior.
The striker was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy following a disciplinary breach, having last played for the club a month ago, and according to Mirror, the Gunners have reportedly begun exploring the possibility of a sale.