Arsenal could block Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang going on international duty over state of travel, claims Gabon manager

ARSENAL could block Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from going on international duty in the future, claimed Gabon's manager.

The Gunners striker was held 'hostage' without his passport at Gambia airport for six hours during the international break.

The Gabon squad had to sit around at the airport all night as they waited for permission to enter the country.

Aubameyang documented the nightmare ordeal with his 10 million followers on Instagram.

Some of the players slept on the floor while others stayed awake all night ahead of the Nations League clash.

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Gabon boss Patrice Neveu has now insisted 'it's over' for the 31-year-old.

Speaking to Canal Plus, he said: "Arsenal called Pierre-Emerick.

"After seeing him in those conditions, it's over.

"They won't let him come again, and it will be the same for players from other clubs.

"It's understandable. They are high level players and when they come on international duty, they need to have a minimum of comfort."

He added: "All the players tried to sleep on the airport floor.

"Imagine if Aubameyang, a player who costs more than £1million per month, gets injured.

"[Arsenal] can be annoyed after what's happened, to make a player sleep on the floor."

After having less than 10 hours to prepare for the game, Gabon lost the match 2-1.

Aubameyang is expected to return to action for Arsenal in Sunday's game against Leeds.

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