Aubameyang is joint-second in the race for the Golden Boot on 17 Premier League strikes, the same number as Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Sadio Mane and just one behind Sergio Aguero.
The 29-year-old has scored 22 goals in 39 games for Arsenal this season to spearhead their top-four and Europa League pushes.
But there appears to be confusion about whether Aubameyang may be about to retire from international football.
He was named in former Rangers and Hull striker Daniel Cousin’s latest Gabon squad ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Burundi on Saturday.
Gabon must win to make the tournament in Egypt this summer, while a draw for for Burundi will be enough to see them qualify for the time first ever.
Aubameyang missed Gabon’s last two matches against South Sudan (a 1-0 victory) and Mali (a 1-0 defeat), despite originally being named in both squads.
There was no official reason given for his decision not to travel to Juba to face South Sudan, although it has been suggested he was unhappy with the suitability of the chartered plane organised by his country’s football federation.
He then pulled out of the Mali game due to injury.
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Aubameyang has only featured in two of Gabon’s five previous AFCON qualifiers.
The Sun claimed earlier this month that Aubameyang was set to hand Arsenal a boost by announcing his retirement from international football.
The Gunners would avoid their striker risking injury or tiredness by travelling to Africa for Gabon matches.
But according to journalist and Gabon football expert Freddhy Koula, Aubameyang will accept the call and arrive on Tuesday to meet up with his national team-mates.
“Pierre is indeed summoned,” Daniel Cousin told the Gabonese News Agency (AGP) last week.
“I did not receive any document from his club signalling his refusal to take part in this match. He knows what I think and expect of him.”
AGP also reported that Cousin was ‘disappointed by the attitude of his captain, who seems to be no longer open to dialogue, preferring instead to express himself in the media.’
But speaking recently on French TV show Talents d’Afrique, Aubameyang admitted he was considering retiring from international football.
“I am thinking hard about retiring from international football,” he said.
“I am honestly asking myself that question. Sadly I have come to this point, and I am going to make a decision.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Gabon
“It could come before or after our next game against Burundi [on March 23].
“Normally I would go if called up, but I am hesitating because I want to make matters improve.
“I would love Gabon to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals. But if things don’t improve I don’t see the point of going.
“I am waiting for changes to be made. We always end up in the same situation on the eve of matches, asking questions we shouldn’t need to ask.
“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.”
Last October, Aubameyang cited ‘backache’ for his withdrawal from the squad but it followed a reported ‘internal dispute’ with the Gabon Football Federation.
Problems arose over the plane chartered by the National Fund for Sport Development in Gabon planned for the the trip to South Sudan, something the striker discussed in his interview.
Aubameyang hit out, saying: “We cannot fly six hours, travelling like sardines in a box.”
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At the time Gabon’s players considered the plane unsuitable for travel, feeling that it didn’t “guarantee all necessary travel amenities for athletes in competition“.
It would have added an extra two hours to their flight time compared to a larger aircraft and was the same plane the squad rejected the year before in a similar dispute.
Aubameyang actually led protests by players and staff which eventually resulted in a larger plane being made available to the national team.
But by that point, he had made his decision, already missing training and claiming the aforementioned ‘backache’ – refusing to join the squad travelling to Juba.
The former Borussia Dortmund ace then “vowed not to return [to the Gabon national team] whilst the administrator of the National Fund to Sport Development is still in office”.
Aubameyang has scored 20 goals in 51 caps for Gabon but has only played in three of their last 11 games, not making the squad for the others.
He scored one and assisted one in those three games.
His international career started with an unbroken sequence of 18 games, but in the last 51 matches he has been absent from the squad a grand total of 22 times with illness or injury cited for just two of those misses.
In September last year, Aubameyang also criticised the Gabon Federation over the decision to name his father as manager while it was reported that some Gabon fans are unhappy with him being captain of their country.