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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Shuts Down Alexandre Lacazette After Poking Fun At William Saliba

Daniel Marland

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Shuts Down Alexandre Lacazette After Poking Fun At William Saliba

Featured Image Credit: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang/Instagram

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette couldn't resist poking fun at new boy William Saliba after winning the FA Cup - with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang jumping to his defence.

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Saliba joined Arsenal last season and spent the campaign on loan at former club St Etienne and he's now linked up with his new teammates.

The 19-year-old was involved in the dressing room celebrations last weekend and Lacazette decided to have a little dig.

"You're not at St Etienne anymore - here we win trophies," the 29-year-old explained as Saliba smiled.

Club captain Aubameyang, who is also a former St Etienne player, then jumps in and says: "Ooooh you calm down now about St Etienne."

It's a testament to the positive atmosphere Arteta has managed to create around the club since his arrival in December.

Arsenal's cup final victory came thanks to two goals from Aubameyang after Christian Pulisic had put Chelsea ahead in the first five minutes.

Arteta praised his side following the game and told the FA's official website: "It was a difficult start after we conceded a goal so early, but if I know something about this group of players, I know they weren't going to give up.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"They reacted straightaway and played probably the best 30 minutes since I arrived and we equalised.

"And then in the second half, as we were close to winning the trophy, everyone worked extremely hard and I'm so proud to represent these players and this club.

"It's a double reward for us because it's very important for this club to be in Europe and we've done it through winning this competition again, it's 14 now and we all contributed and I'm so happy."

He also praised Aubameyang and stressed that he wants the 31-year-old to be a key member of his squad for years to come, despite his contract expiring in 2021.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He knows what I think about him," the Spaniard told BBC per Goal. "I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done.

"But I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are in the right path and he is a big part of that. He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us."

Topics: Football News, william saliba, Football, FA Cup, Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mikel Arteta

Daniel Marland
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