Arsenal are working on the EL title dream: Aubameyang in hospital because of malaria

Arsenal are working on the EL title dream
Aubameyang hospitalized for malaria

Arsenal FC’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has developed malaria. The top striker makes the disease public on Instagram. Meanwhile, his team is doing very well in the Europa League even without the 31-year-old. This also applies to Manchester United.

Arsenal FC had to do without their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the quarter-final second leg of the Europa League at Slavia Prague. Shortly before the start of the game, the former professional soccer player for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund announced on his Instagram account that he had malaria and was being treated in hospital. He contracted the infection when he was in action with the Gabonese national team a few weeks ago.

“I’ve spent a few days in the hospital this week, but I’m already feeling better every day. Thanks to the great doctors who recognized and treated the virus so quickly,” wrote the striker. The 31-year-old posted a photo showing him in a hospital bed. “I’ll see my boys on TV today, great game for us,” he wrote. And at the end of the day I was allowed to cheer.

Because after a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Slavia Prague, the Gunners clearly won 4-0 (3-0) and now face FC Villarreal, who won 2-1 (2-0) against Dinamo Zagreb (first leg: 1: 0) 0). Arsenal made a lightning start in Prague. Nicolas Pepe (18th), Alexandre Lacazette (21st, penalty kick) and Bukayo Saka (24th) shocked the hosts early on. Lacazette increased in the second half (77th).

Meanwhile, Manchester United are fighting three-time Italian champions AS Roma for second place in the final. The Romans came to a 1: 1 (0: 0) against Ajax Amsterdam, which was enough after the 2: 1 in the first comparison in the Netherlands. Brian Brobbey put the guests in the lead (49th). Edin Dzeko (72nd) equalized. United sat down against Granada CF again 2-0 (1-0). Top striker Edinson Cavani (6th) made things clear early on in Manchester. Guest player Jesus Vallejo also made an own goal (90th).