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A look at Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s international career as he bids goodbye to international football

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang announces retirement from International football.

Aubameyang for Gabon

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a striker for FC Barcelona, has declared his departure from international football. The Barcelona attacker was Gabon’s captain until his retirement, having acquired 72 caps for his country. Due to medical concerns, Auba missed Gabon’s previous African Cup of Nations, and the player has now confirmed that he would not be a member of the squad in future assignments.

 “The Panthers’ skipper will not be with the national squad for the next qualifications, which will be held in Cote d’Ivoire in the final round. On May 17, 2022, the Barça striker informed the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT) of his decision to retire from international football “In a statement, Gabon’s Football Federation announced.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s statement as he hangs his boots from international football  

Auba for Arsenal

After playing junior football for France, the ex-Arsenal captain switched allegiances for senior football becoming the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer, with 30 goals in 72 matches since his first cap in 2009.

“After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I am announcing the end of my international career,” the athlete said. “I’d want to express my gratitude to the Gabonese people and all those who have stood with me in good and difficult times.”

“I’ll cherish many happy moments, such as the day I made my debut or when I returned from Nigeria with the African Player of the Year Award.” It was an incredible experience to share it with everyone.”

Amidst the news of Aubameyang’s retirement from international football, speculations have been surrounding the forward joining France. If he actually joins the likes of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, and Antoine Griezmann in the French national side – it’ll certainly bolster the already strong forward line of France. No concrete news has been deciphered about him joining the defending World Champions though.

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