Aubameyang Covid positive days after party putting AFCON appearance in doubt

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has tested positive for Covid after a video emerged of the Gabon squad at a 'party' ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gabon are set to get their AFCON campaign underway on Monday when they face Comoros.

However, Les Pantheres will be without their star man, as well as Aaron Boupendza and Mario Lemina, who also returned positive tests.

Arsenal had allowed Aubameyang to leave the Gunners early for international duty, and it's believed he flew on a private jet to Dubai.

However, a video emerged on social media of the Gabonese squad 'partying' in Dubai during their AFCON preparations.

Aubameyang has been frozen out of the Arsenal squad by Mikel Arteta.

And the Gabonese star hasn't been part of the Spaniard's squad for the past six Arsenal games.

The 32-year-old was also stripped of his captaincy by Arteta following a 'disciplinary breach' that left him out of the squad for the Gunners' Southampton clash with Southampton.

Arsenal could be set to cash in on the striker this window, despite Aubameyang being on international duty at the AFCON.

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"I'm told if an offer comes in, it would be considered. That's one part of it, but when you're talking about a deal for him, who could do such a deal," Dharmesh Sheth said on Sky Sports News.

"He's got 18 months left on his contract, and it's worth £350,000 a week. If there's a deal to be done, what kind of deal would it be?

"Would it be a loan, would Arsenal pay some of the wages? If it's a transfer, who would be able to pay that plus wages?

"It's very early stages in the window with regards to his future, but I wonder whether Mikel Arteta, if he had any doubts whether Arsenal could cope without him, the last six games have shown him they can."

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