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Arsenal won’t let us select Aubameyang again, Gabon coach raises alarm

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Gabon boss, Patrice Neveu, fears Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not be allowed to play for the national team in the future.

The Gunners forward revealed through a series of pictures on social media how he and the rest of Gabon squad were forced to sleep on the floor after arriving at Banjul International Airport in Gambia on Monday morning.

After having their passports taken, Aubameyang revealed that he and his team-mates were made to feel like ‘hostages’ before being allowed into the country six hours later for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia.

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Neveu now believes that the incident will see Arsenal prevent Aubameyang from representing his country again – and he expects the same from other players’ clubs.

Neveu told reporters on Wednesday: “Arsenal called Pierre-Emerick. After seeing him in those conditions, it’s over… They won’t let him come again, and it will be the same for players from other clubs.

“It’s understandable. They are high level players and when they come on international duty, they need to have a minimum of comfort.”

He added: “All the players tried to sleep on the airport floor. Imagine if Aubameyang, a player who costs more than €1million per month, gets injured.

“[Arsenal] can be annoyed after what’s happened, to make a player sleep the floor.”

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