ARSENAL’S incoming star striker loves dressing up as Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.
However Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s personal superheroes are Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira & Co.
For the flamboyant star, 28, reveals he grew up marvelling at Arsene Wenger’s all-conquering groups of the late Nineties and early Noughties.
The 2015 African Footballer of the 12 months advised SunSport: “Gamers my age spent our teenage years admiring the superb workforce Mr Wenger put collectively and the issues they gained.”
Between 1998 and 2005, Arsenal lifted three Premier League titles and 4 FA Cups.
Throughout that wonderful interval, boss Wenger produced two Double- successful groups and the well-known Invincibles.
The Frenchman has not managed a title since and a few offended followers are once more calling for him to stop.
However Aubameyang — who ought to full his club-record £53million transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the Emirates within the subsequent 48 hours — has the utmost respect for The Professor.
He added: “Clearly, issues should not the identical as then. However Arsenal continues to be an enormous membership. Little question about that.
“Mr Wenger has nonetheless the starvation — and that’s what issues.”
Aubameyang additionally thanked Liverpool’s former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp for turning him into one of many hottest strikers on the planet.
Auba added: “He’s a world-class supervisor. He might be very intense however I developed underneath him. He actually understands soccer and he is likely one of the finest I’ve labored with.”
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Wenger sees Aubameyang as the best alternative for Manchester United-bound contract insurgent Alexis Sanchez. Aubameyang has been a Superman at Dortmund, scoring an unbelievable 141 objectives in 212 video games since becoming a member of the German membership in 2013.
He was born within the French city of Laval — simply 23 days after one other Arsenal hero Michael Thomas clinched probably the most dramatic title triumph within the membership’s historical past along with his winner at Liverpool in Could 1989.
And regardless of selecting to play for Gabon reasonably than France, he admits he returns to Laval usually to replenish his footballing superpowers.
Aubameyang added: “Laval is a spot the place I recharge.
“Soccer takes lots out of you each season and I am going again there to get my power again. It’s residence — my refuge. As soon as I made a decision to spend my holidays elsewhere. I broke down. It’s virtually unimaginable!”
He will definitely deliver tempo to his new facet as he’s FASTER than Olympic dash legend Usain Bolt.
Aubameyang has been clocked in coaching operating 30 metres in an unbelievable three.7sec. That’s even faster than the primary 30 per cent of Bolt’s 100m world document set in 2009.
And the footballer is so assured he’ll beat the Jamaican over a brief distance, he has challenged him to a race TWICE!
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has already warned Premier League defenders they’ll have issue maintaining with him.
He mentioned: “Pierre’s one of many quickest gamers who has ever performed. I’ve by no means seen a participant as explosive as he’s.”
Aubameyang’s outrageous objective celebrations have seen him put on masks and costume up as Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.
However Aubameyang is a foul boy too and was branded “silly” by his personal captain Marcel Schmelzer for the latter stunt final season which was a part of a Nike marketing campaign.
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He has been dropped for matches after three situations of being late for coaching whereas he was additionally suspended for going awol to Milan.
Aubameyang additionally wound up his German bosses for happening a TV programme with soccer freestyler Sean Garnier with out permission.
He’s not afraid to say what he thinks and on Friday was concerned in a Twitter spat with a German journalist who mocked him over his impending transfer to the Emirates.
He began his profession at AC Milan in 2008 however by no means performed for the Italian facet’s first workforce, signing completely for Saint-Etienne in 2011 after a mortgage spell there together with fellow French sides Dijon, Lille and Monaco.
Aubameyang is famed for his bling, warming up for a match in 2012 carrying a pair of Nike boots that includes £2,500 Swarovski crystals.
He owns a variety of supercars — a Ferrari 812, a 488 Spyder, chrome Lamborghini Aventador, gold Audi R8 and a Porsche 918 Spyder. And he as soon as painted a pink Ferrari inexperienced in homage to Saint-Etienne.
However regardless of flashing the money, Aubameyang does have a softer facet and all the time makes time for followers.
He mentioned: “I’m usually requested if it’s not annoying to take action many images and signal so many autographs.
“No, I’ve all the time dreamed of that, so I’m not going to complain. After I was little, I’d have beloved to have taken a photograph with a star.”
Henry? Bergkamp? Superman?