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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal forward treated in hospital for malaria

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Pierre-Emerick AubameyangAubameyang came on as a substitute in the Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague on 8 April

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been treated in hospital after he contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon.

The 31-year-old scored in Gabon's 3-0 win over DR Congo in Africa Cup of Nations qualification on 25 March.

He played in Arsenal's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague on 8 April but missed Sunday's win over Sheffield United.

"I've spent a few days in hospital this week," he said on Instagram.

"I'm already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly.

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"I wasn't really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!"

Malaria is a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms usually appear seven to 18 days after infection, but it is not contagious.

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