Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, an Arsenal forward, has revealed on his social media accounts that he has been suffering from Malaria since returning from international duty with Gabon last month.
Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s match against Sheffield United at the weekend due to sickness, with many assuming it was COVID-19, but the striker has now admitted that he has been suffering from Malaria.
“Thanks to the great doctors who diagnosed and treated the virus so quickly, I’m still feeling much better every day,” Aubameyang wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of himself in a hospital bed.
He has played two games for Arsenal since returning from international duty, against Liverpool in the Premier League on April 3 and Slavia Prague in the Europa League last week.
He didn’t play in the league win over Sheffield United on Sunday, and he won’t play in the second leg of the quarterfinals against Slavia on Thursday.