Juventus linked Aubameyang unavailable in AFCON due to ‘heart lesions’

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus recently, is unavailable for Gabon’s AFCON match against Ghana due to ‘heart lesions’.

The 32-year-old Gabonese forward was ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations opener against Comoros due to COVID and he only returned to squad training yesterday, following a negative test.

As reported by BBC Sport, Aubameyang will not be able to play against Ghana after suffering minor heart lesions as a result of his battle with COVID. The Arsenal striker suffered from malaria last year and also suffered from some long-term issues from it.

Aubameyang has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus in recent weeks, with the Bianconeri looking for a replacement for the injured Federico Chiesa, needing a proven goalscorer.

The 32-year-old Gabonese forward has fallen out of favour with Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and so a deal could suit all parties, but the Turin side will have to move quickly if they want to secure his signature before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

4 Comments on “Juventus linked Aubameyang unavailable in AFCON due to ‘heart lesions’”

  1. When I see him mentioned I always think what might have been had Milan kept him. He went on to score a lot of goals.

    So unlucky to suffer with long term effects from both illnesses. Hope he makes a full recovery and gets back to playing soon.

  2. Wow, sure are a lot of heart related illnesses affecting footballers recently. If only we could draw some sort of common thread between them all? Of course I will only make myself persona non grata by spelling it out… But lets suppose there is some common medical intervention that all footballers have recently under gone? Might it not be time to investigate it as a possible factor or cause?

    Alphonso Davies, for Canada/Bayern, was also just diagnosed with ‘mild myocarditis’, a word hardly 1 in 1000 of us knew, a year ago.

  3. Covid has brought much more myocarditis cases than vaccines. The article even states it happened just after covid. You lot need to get off your conspiracy sites

  4. It literally says its due to having covid in the article. You people will grasp at anything to keep spewing your nonsense.

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