In his first day as a Gunner, new Arsenal purchase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed the membership’s iconic quantity 14 jersey, utilized by legend, Thierry Henry.
The Gabon worldwide arrived on the Emirates Stadium for a membership document charge of 56million kilos from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal.
The former Saint-Etienne striker has scored 13 objectives in 16 Bundesliga appearances in a disrupted marketing campaign for Dortmund.
He appears ahead to get pleasure from comparable success with Arsenal and, along with his tempo and prowess in entrance of purpose possesses the identical qualities that helped make Thierry Henry an Arsenal legend.
Aubameyang will put on the quantity 14 jersey that Thierry Henry made well-known and he has set his sights on replicating the France World Cup winner’s achievements.
The membership’s official web site quoted him as saying he determined to tackle the enduring jersey quantity as a result of he needs to emulate document goalscorer Thierry Henry who made the shirt legendary.
“I’m really happy to be here. Of course, I can join Micki [former Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan] in this team. So, I’m really happy to be here in this great team,” Aubameyang informed Arsenal’s official web site.
“I believe the membership has such a giant historical past and nice gamers like Thierry Henry. He’s an instance for us strikers. I’m actually blissful, like I stated earlier than.
“He was quick and scored a variety of objectives. He’s actually an instance.
“I believe I’ve to work quite a bit to be like him, however I’ll do.
“I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But, as I said, I have to work a lot more.”
Asked to offer a message to Arsenal’s followers, Aubameyang stated: “I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in.”