New issue: Aubameyang follows in big footsteps
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be playing with the number of a club legend from FC Arsenal. The former Dortmund wants to emulate his idol.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be playing with Borussia Dortmund’s number 17.
As his new club FC Arsenal announced, the Gabonese chose the number 14.
Aubameyang is following in the footsteps of Aubameyang: In front of him, Theo Walcott wore the number before leaving for Everton a few weeks ago. The most famous wearer of the number 14, however, is club legend Thierry Henry, who passed the number on to Walcott at his farewell.
Frenchman Henry played for the Gunners from 1999 to 2007 and scored an impressive 174 goals in 254 games.
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Aubameyang raved about the club icon in his first interview,”I think the club has a great history and he had great players like Thierry Henry. We strikers can take an example from him.”
I’m a fast player and I can score goals, which is a bit like Henry. But I have to work much harder,”he explained.
Aubameyang had moved from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal on Wednesday for 63.75 million euros.