Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal and Gabon



A current switch has introduced the Gabonese striker to Arsenal, however try this Expertise Scout put up from 2009.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal and Gabon

Welcome to our web page on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the pacy striker at the moment plying his commerce at Arsenal. The 2015 African footballer of the yr shot to prominence attributable to his excellent play and goalscoring file for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, however his kind has regressed barely since signing for the London-based aspect.

Regardless, have a learn of what we wrote about him in our expertise Scout report from our Summer time 2009 difficulty under.

Expertise Scout (Summer time 2009) 

Having been chosen for France Beneath-21’s pleasant in opposition to Tunisia in February, Milan’s teenage striker discovered himself in a World Cup qualifier for Gabon only a month later – during which he scored the opening aim in a 2-1 win for the unfancied central African nation in Morocco.

Having spent most of his adolescence in Milan, a positive debut season final time period on mortgage at Dijon within the French second division introduced an invite to play for Italy Beneath-19s. Nonetheless, the overtures from Gabon, who might supply Aubameyang common worldwide competitors – plus subsequent yr’s African Nations Cup finals – gained the day.

That and the affect of his household. The son of a former Gabon nationwide staff captain, additionally referred to as Pierre, the lure of representing the nation of his father’s beginning was at all times going to be robust for him and his elder brothers, Catilina and Willy, who play for Ajaccio in France and Italy’s Avellino respectively.

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Lille have already agreed a season-long mortgage subsequent time period, with an possibility to purchase a teen who seems to be set to be a catch for each his new membership and new nation.

Speedster: Aubameyang in motion for Lille in 2009 (Getty Photos)

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