|Arsenal FC Footballer|
|Desc||Considering Arsenal’s struggles in 2019, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves a lot of credit for reaching 31 goals for the club. He shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season with Salah and Mane and is hunting down Vardy in the charts this season|
|Org||Gabon National Team|
|Club as Player||Arsenal FC|
|AS Monaco [Loan]|
|LOSC Lille [Loan]|
|Dijon FCO [Loan]|
|Agent||Yvan Le Mee [ex]|
2013 08 17 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Ronaldo] My role model? Ronaldo, the Brazilian. I think Ronaldo revolutionised football. He was dynamic, great with his headers, technically strong and fast. He was a massive player
2015 03 07 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 defeat of Schalke] Winning a derby is like having an orgasm. And I can tell you that it was very hot one!
2016 12 03 Retrieve
[Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges the fastest man in history Usain Bolt to a race] I’m waiting for you man. I hope to see you one day, and let’s do this challenge!
2017 06 04 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his family] In the family, we have football in our blood. I was already conditioned by watching my father play. I remember at half-time in Le Havre, with my friends we made a ball out of paper and played our own game
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his former mentor Christophe Galtier] When I arrived at Saint-Etienne, Christophe Galtier asked one thing of me: get my shots on target. He told me to hit the target come what may, because the ball can go in because of a bad bounce, for example. Since that day, I have kept in mind the idea of trying my luck, but getting it on target
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adores all the trappings of a prima donna without being one] I have always dreamed of being famous, so I make the most of it. I’m often asked if it’s annoying to do so many photos and sign so many autographs. No, it’s not. I’ve always dreamed of that, so I’m not going to grumble! I put myself in the shoes of the other people. When I was little, I would have loved to have taken a photo with a star. So, today, I don’t count
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks about his unremarkable hometown of Laval] I feel at home, far from the noise in Dortmund. Once, I decided to spend my holidays somewhere other than Laval. I cracked. Impossible! Each time I leave Laval and its healthy environment, I really feel good, my body is rested. I go back to Dortmund full of energy
2017 07 13 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his heart set on a move to Real Madrid - and made no secret of that fact] It’s a promise I made to my grandfather. Right now, I feel very good at Dortmund but in the future we’ll see…
2017 09 23 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells that he’s relishing the prospect of challenging Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to be the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer] The race is on. When Lewy moves ahead, I am used to catching him up. It’s enough for me to overtake him shortly before the season finishes
2018 03 24 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks about why he chose to play for Gabon over France and Spain] I was very young when I decided. Players often take their time to consider their options and make the right choice, but for me the choice was clear. I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. He was captain of the national side in the past. I could well have chosen to play for Spain or France. I played for the French under-21 team, but I realised very quickly that in my heart I wanted to emulate my father
2018 09 21 Retrieve
[Pierre-Francois Aubameyang hasn’t agreed to coach Gabon] You wondered why I have problems with you? Why I did not want to come and play for the national team? This is the proof again. You announce to the whole world about my father being appointed coach of the national team whereas you did not even have an agreement with him.
The president of the federation called my dad and did not even care about his state of health, even though he is sick right now. To rush and give a press conference while my father told him he would give his answer the next day: negative (by the way).
Without even giving him the choice, for example, to negotiate over his staff … In short the day when the federation stops showing amateurism, the national team may then be able to move forward and find consistent results.
2018 11 13 Tweet
[Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang withdraws from Gabon squad to host Mali] It’s weird that the football federation immediately publishes that a player cannot come (for national duty) for other reasons after they received an email from my doctor but still has not posted on it for more than 24 hours. You say that Aubameyang declined as if I had refused to come for another reason
2019 05 29 Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are charged with leading Arsenal to glory in Wednesday’s Europa League final with Chelsea] We get together and laugh a lot. We share the same idea of football. It’s the first time that I’ve played with a striker like Laca, but the fact is that we understand each other well and that makes it more natural and it makes the difference
2019 09 01 Retrieve
[Lacazette injury not as bad as first feared as Arsenal striker substituted with cramp] When you go in the dressing room after scoring a goal it is always positive so it was crucial to score then. When you go 2-0 up you expect to win whoever you are playing. The goal before half-time changed the momentum
2020 05 24 Retrieve
[Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could soon follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno and launch his own esports team] I play FIFA of course. But this year [I’ve played] a lot of Forntite and I definitely need to play Call of Duty: Warzone. I’m actually thinking about launching an esports team and Rocket League is definitely a game that I’d need to have a team for
[On Sunday evening, Aubameyang will be competing against the likes of Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc during the Virtual Monaco GP] I’ve trained hard and will try my best, the track is very difficult of course. I’ve watched Sergio [Aguero] and Thibaut [Courtois] race and they were very good, but I will try and beat them of course. I said to my team before that I love challenges, and this one is a big one for me. I will do my best to be the best of the celebrities, not the drivers!
[Mikel Arteta’s squad started small group training on Sunday, May 17 at London Colney, with the Premier League still working towards a restart date in mid-June] We’re training separate at the minute, so it’s a bit different. But I’m fit which is the most important thing. We’re just waiting for when it’s safe to get back again but we’re all missing football. They say maybe June but we’ll have to see
2020 06 11 Retrieve
[Aubameyang on FA Cup final renamed to incorporate Prince Williams’s ‘Heads Up’ mental health campaign] I think the most important thing is to be next to them, to try to speak a lot with them, [and] to give them all the space they need for talking, because I think the best thing is to talk, and to discuss problems
2020 06 14 Retrieve
[Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laid the blame of his contract situation at the feet of the club’s board] I have not received a proposal recently, but we have had discussions with the club for quite a few months. The board know very well why nothing has happened so far. They have the key. It’s up to them to do their job and then we’ll see how it goes. It’s a turning point in my career and, to be frank with everyone, this will be a very difficult decision to make. But beware, I haven’t made my choice yet. It will be perhaps the most important decision of my career
2020 06 15 Retrieve
[Hero or villain - how will Aubameyang be remembered if he leaves Arsenal?] Recently I have not received an offer to extend. We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now. And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career
2020 06 15b Retrieve
[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says it is up to Arsenal to convince him to sign a new deal and concedes a decision over his future will possibly be the biggest of his career] I haven’t had any offers recently, of course, but I did speak to the club quite a few months ago, and they know why nothing has happened yet. The ball is in their court now, so it’s down to them to do their bit and we’ll see how it goes. As I’ve said, it’s a turning point in my career and I want to be honest with everyone: It’ll certainly be a very difficult decision to make and I haven’t yet made it. We’ll see. I think it might be the most important choice of my career
Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 for a fee in the region of £60m, says his hunger to win trophies will carry on - whether or not he decides to extend his stay in North London beyond next season]</b> Every competitive player dreams of winning trophies. It’s important. People will ask, ‘Does he want to win them at Arsenal or somewhere else?’. As I said, time will tell. The ball is in the club’s court. I certainly want to win trophies and everyone knows that. Regardless of my choice, I’ll keep fighting to win trophies
[Asked for his ambitions at Arsenal over the coming weeks and months] I think it’ll be important to restart strongly, but it won’t be simple as we have City in our first game. But in more general terms, we hope we can finish the season well, although fans won’t be in attendance unfortunately. I hope we finish the campaign well
2020 06 16 Retrieve
[Can Aubameyang be convinced to sign a new deal?] They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career.
2020 06 15b Retrieve
[Arteta hopeful over Aubameyang’s new Arsenal contract] We have had exchanges with the club, for a fair few months now. And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It’s up to them to do their work and after that we will see how things go. It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still have not decided. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career
2020 06 30 Retrieve
[Aubameyang only has one year left on his current deal at the Emirates and admitted in a recent interview that he had yet to decide whether he would extend his stay in north London] I have not received a proposal recently, but we have had discussions with the club for quite a few months. The board know very well why nothing has happened so far. They have the key. It’s up to them to do their job and then we’ll see how it goes. It’s a turning point in my career and, to be frank with everyone, this will be a very difficult decision to make. But beware, I haven’t made my choice yet. It will be perhaps the most important decision of my career
2020 07 02 Retrieve
[Aubameyang insists talks over a new deal are ongoing. With Saka committing his long-term future to the Gunners on Wednesday, focus now turns to the Arsenal captain’s future, but he was not giving anything away] I know [fans want me to sign a new contract] and I am really happy that Bukayo Saka signed ‘da ting’ and now we’ll see. We’ll talk with the football club and see what happens but first of all I am really focused on the games coming until the end of the season, so we’ll see.
2020 07 12 Retrieve
[Aubameyang explains how he came to give 18-year-old Bukayo Saka the nickname ‘Little Chilli’ and had plenty of praise for the young forward] For sure, he is one of the best [young talents Aubameyang has played alongside]. What I like about him is that he’s always listening for advice from us, the experienced players, and I really like it. He’s really humble and he always wants to go forward, learn more and try to improve his game
He’s 18 so that’s not a lot of time [to have been playing in the first team] but as I said to him, most importantly he needs to enjoy it because at this age to be at this club, it’s really special and he just has to continue like this, keep improving and I’m sure he will go straight to the top