Arsenal football star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been honoured with a hero’s welcome as he touched down in the city of Libreville, Gabon, on Wednesday night.
Although, Aubameyang missed the match with Mali amid claims that he was set to retire from international duty at the age of 29.
The striker, who has 22 goals in 39 games for the Gunners this season, was surprised to see Hundreds of supporters turned up to greet him with chants and cheers as his brother, Willy, captured the incredible reception on Instagram.
Aubameyang who came back specifically for Saturday’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi, had all the motivation his fans in Gabon, as he shelved his intention.
Aubameyang’s brother followed the Gunners star as he struggled to move through the packed crowd, who were clearly delighted to see him back on home soil.
It will have come as a relief to some fans given the recent doubts over the former Borussia Dortmund forward’s international commitment.
Aubameyang was absent for Gabon’s last two games – a 1-0 win over South Sudan and a 1-0 defeat by Mali – despite having been named in both squads.
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