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African star shines bright for Arsenal

PARTY TIME: Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang celebrates a goal
Photo credit: Sylvester George

ARSENAL CLUB captain Per Mertesacker has explained why new signing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has been such a hit since his arrival in north London in January. The former Borussia Dortmund frontman has quickly established himself as a firm fans’ favourite - and he’s made a big impression on his new teammates as well.

“Auba wants to work and integrate himself as quickly as possible,” said Mertesacker in an interview with Gabon-born Aubameyang has been directly involved in seven goals in his first seven Premier League appearances - more than any other Arsenal player in the history of the competition.

“It’s been that way from the start, and it helps that he can speak basically every language you hear in the dressing room. He can speak German, French, Spanish and English and that’s helped him. He wants to get to work and show everyone what he’s capable of.

“Auba’s putting himself in the best possible position to succeed and I’ve really enjoyed his attitude so far. He’s implementing everything we want from him at the moment."

Emerick-Aubameyang and his club team mates are back in action against Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

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