Former Arsenal captain considering sensational return from international retirement

Former Arsenal captain considering sensational return from international retirement

Izuchukwu Akawor 12:04 - 10.05.2023

The former Arsenal skipper is considering a return after a sincere chat with his country's president.

Former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in line for a possible return to international football.

This much Pulse Sports can report following a sincere request from his country’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
PAubameyang has struggled for playing time at Chelsea this season.

Aubameyang ended his 13-year relationship with the Gabon senior men’s national team when he announced his international retirement last year.

President Ondimba asks Aubameyang to return

Bongo wants Aubameyang back.
President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Odimba.

After 72 appearances for the Panthers and 30 goals scored, the former Barcelona man called it quits with the team.

He retired as Gabon’s all-time top scorer, with 30 goals but after just 12 months away from the team he could be set for a quick return.

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According to a Daily Mail, Aubameyang is considering a return after a discussion with his nation’s President.

Gabon are currently top of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group which also includes leaders Sudan, Mauritania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Aubameyang is Gabon's all-time scorer.
Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Panthers are currently top of the table with seven points, just one above second-placed Sudan.

While Gabon seems to have done well without their former captain, his return to the team will surely be a big boost for the country and his teammates as they look to safely make it through to the 2024 AFCON slated for Ivory Coast.

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