The Gunners legend has reacted to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replicating his celebration in Arsenal’s emphatic 3-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has given his seal of approval to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s objective celebration within the north London derby victory over Tottenham.
Aubameyang replicated Henry’s iconic knee slide celebration after doubling the Gunners lead within the emphatic 3-1 win.
Henry was in attendance on the Emirates as Mikel Arteta’s males crushed their bitterest rivals with a rampant first-half show.
The Gunners had been devastating on the counter and took the sport away from Spurs with three first half objectives.
Emile Smith Rowe, Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka all netted earlier than the break to depart Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect in disarray.
Aubameyang’s objective was completed with typical coolness however eagle eyed followers had been significantly impressed that he selected to repeat one of many membership’s most iconic moments in celebration.
The Gabonese worldwide knee slid in entrance of the away followers, similarly to Henry’s legendary celebration in a 3-0 victory over Spurs at Highbury in November 2002.
“It’s I assume the north London derby celebration!” Henry joked on Sky Sports activities, reacting to the celebration.
“I assume on the day you are able to do it at your floor, away from residence it is a bit extra tough,” the Frenchman added when requested about Aubameyang directing his consideration in direction of the opposition supporters.
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Aubameyang’s second league objective was created from a brisk transfer from impressed playmaker Smith Rowe and left-back Kieran Tierney.
“I feel it was an important objective, nice motion, Kieran (Tierney) give me the ball and I knew Emile (Smith Rowe) would run I simply must comply with then he gave me the reduce so properly performed to them,” Aubameyang advised Sky Sports activities at full-time.
“You recognize Arsenal could be happy with these boys as a result of they’re nice guys doing properly.
Aubameyang, 32, was delighted with the impression of his fearless younger teammates.
“It’s fairly straightforward when you’ve got boys like this who all the time pay attention and all the time able to be taught so it’s very easy,” he added.
“I attempt to give them recommendation generally but it surely’s necessary that they be at liberty after they play and that’s what they did after they performed and that’s why it’s wonderful.”
On the current upturn in kind, he continued: “I feel we’re doing run of video games now, I feel after the sport in opposition to Metropolis it was time to have a chat between us gamers and that is what we did.
“We wish to go ahead and win video games, this was necessary for us to make issues clear and I feel we’re doing properly proper now and the sensation is nice.”