Arsenal star Aubameyang ordered to retire by fuming Gabon fans after draw against Burundi sees them fail to qualify for 2019 AFCON

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PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has been urged to retire from international football after Gabon failed to seal their place at the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.

The Arsenal striker returned to the starting XI after missing the previous two matches after revealing he is contemplating his international career.

Arsenal star Aubameyang ordered to retire by fuming Gabon fans after draw against Burundi sees them fail to qualify for 2019 AFCON2 Gabon fans have been heavily criticised by fans after they failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations

After failing to play in the previous AFCON qualifying wins against South Sudan and Mali, Aubameyang started in the crucial clash against Burundi.

But he failed to inspire the Panthers to the victory they needed to advance into the finals in Eypgt.

Gabon were held to a 1-1 draw against Burundi – as Saido Berahino helped the Swallows qualify for the tournament for the first time in their history.

Aubameyang – who died his hair in tribute to Daniel Cousin's side – has gone from hero to zero in the eyes of fans just days after he was mobbed at the airport.

One tweeted: "Announce international retirement @Aubameyang7."

While another said: "How is Gabon not making it to AFCON a shock? Made it out of the group-stage once in 23 years.

"Aubameyang’s presence doesn’t make them great overnight. In fact they’ve won more games without him over the last three years. Collective effort beats individual brilliance, always."

Another commented: "Aubameyang made all that noise about whether he would play for Gabon or not only to drop a disasterclass when his country needed him the most. Stay in London."

One simply stated: "@Aubameyang7 retire. Goodbye thanks."

Gabon have about 20 seconds left to score or they will fail to qualify for AFCON. They get a free kick in a dangerous position with everyone in the box for it.

Aubameyang does this… pic.twitter.com/Gpbhb7nfz0

— Slewkey (@LukeAtYourHead) March 23, 2019

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Aubameyang could now announce his international retirement, after previously criticising the Gabon FA.

He said: "I want football to become more professional in Gabon. It is what the players deserve. That is what is lacking, and it is the reason why I sometimes don’t turn up to play.

“I am extremely disappointed by the behaviour of certain people – both in the Gabon FA and higher up.”

Arsenal star Aubameyang ordered to retire by fuming Gabon fans after draw against Burundi sees them fail to qualify for 2019 AFCON2 Aubameyang, 29, could announce his international retirement following Gabon's draw against Burundi

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