- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabonese teammates were delayed at the airport before the AFCOn qualifier against the Gambia
- Arsenal were furious on the treatment meted on their captain after players were seen sleeping on the floor
- Gabon coach Patrice Neveu believes the Gunners may not release their star player for future call ups
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be restricted from honouring future international calls by Arsenal after the airport incident in the Gambia, according to Panther boss Patrice Neveu.
The Premier League club were not happy with how players were delayed at the Banjul international airport for six hours as the rest of the squad were forced to sleep on the floor.
Aubameyang posted a series of pictures of his teammates and crew on social media and stated that they were made to feel like hostages.
The Panthers were released on the early hours of Monday, November 16, day of their AFCON qualifier against the Gambia and lost the game by 2-1.
Investigations are currently ongoing regarding the incident at the airport and Gabon coach Neveu believes their talisman will not be released by Arsenal in their future matches.
Neveu was quoted by Daily Mail:
"Arsenal reached out to Pierre-Emerick after seeing him in bad conditions at the airport, it's over. They won't let him come again, and it will be the same for some of our players from who play for other top clubs in Europe."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken the positive side of their unpleasant welcome at the airport ahead of their AFCON 2022 qualifier against the Gambia.
The Gabonese team had defeated their opponents by 2-0 a few days earlier with Aubameyang among the scorers.
But as the Arsenal captain and the rest of the team arrived at the Banjul International Airport on Sunday, November 15, they experienced a delay.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal defender Cedric Soares and his wife Filipa Brandao have been blessed with a baby girl they christened Siena.
The Portuguese star has had so many troubles getting his place into the national team that he helped win the Euro 2016 tournament.
But the 29-year-old has got his career back on track at the Emirates despite his struggles with Inter Milan and Premier League side Southampton.
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