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Aubameyang opens up on battle with malaria

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Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said contracting malaria left him feeling the worst he has ever felt in his life.

The Gabon international fell sick after going away to represent his country.

Aubameyang actually played in games against Liverpool and Slavia Prague, before his condition got so bad that he called Arsenal’s club doctor and said that he needed to go to hospital.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Villarreal on Thursday night, Aubameyang described the events leading up to his diagnosis.

“I was feeling a bit down,” he said. “I thought that it was the travel.

“As you know, going to Gabon is not so close to here. I felt just a bit tired, especially against Liverpool, but I thought it was just because of the travel.

“I don’t know what the percentage of my form was at that moment. But definitely, yeah, I felt a bit tired.”

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