Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left the Afcon in Cameroon without kicking a ball for Gabon.
The Arsenal star alongside Mario Lemina were excused on medical grounds to return to their clubs.
Rumours are however abound that the duo were kicked out over indiscipline.
According to media reports, the two players returned to team hotel late in the morning from a night out with girls and caused chaos as they demanded to be let in.
They have both dismissed the rumours.
“We have problems that are already complicated to solve, then on top of that there are rumours.
“In short, we have health to take care of first and foremost. I won’t go back on these false rumours and I sincerely hope that our team will go as far as possible.”
Midfielder Lemina also took to social media to address the issue, saying on his Instagram Stories: “I’m not even going to feed lies that seek to harm. I have nothing to do (with it).”