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“I’m the coolest captain in the league” – Aubameyang loves Arsenal life

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has carried the captain’s armband since 2019 at Arsenal helping them achieve FA Cup and Community Shield.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is enjoying life at Arsenal and considers himself to be the “coolest captain in the league, maybe in the world”.

Since 2019, the 32-year-old has represented the Gunners as a captain after Granit Xhaka was stripped from the role.

Under the Gabon star’s polished leadership, Mikel Arteta’s team has seen FA Cup and Community Shield glories.

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Speaking about his days at Arsenal, Aubameyang told the club’s official website: “I’m the coolest captain in the league, maybe in the world!

“To tell the truth I try to be an example. I think that is the most important part of being a captain. And trying to inspire the young people in the squad but also the older people as well. I try to give my best and give whatever I can for the club.”

“This is the job, when you are the captain, this is the job. You have to take it, accept it and deal with it. It’s a nice job, it is the nicest job in football. Definitely.”

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Regardless of being a captain, his approach towards his teammates is rather calm and composed. 

Auba added: “I think it’s really important [to speak to the team] and I think everyone is expecting me to communicate a lot but I’m a quiet guy, a shy guy, but that’s okay!

“I try to improve on that and definitely I try to speak, most importantly in the dressing room. I think that is the biggest part for me. I try always to be positive and give support to the guys.”

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“My door is always open. When we struggle, I just like to say a few words to the guys. And try to give them positive things in their mind. In my mind, even if it’s just two or three words, this can change something. And maybe it’s a good thing.”