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Why I joined Arsenal – Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he will try to emulate Thierry Henry at Arsenal after sealing his move to the club, Skysports reports.

Arsenal broke their club-record transfer fee to bring Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 98 league goals in 144 appearances for the German club, for a fee of around £60m.

Aubameyang admitted he is not yet worthy of comparisons with Henry, Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer with 228 goals in 377 games, but insists he will strive to have a similar effect on the club.

 “I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry,” Aubameyang told Arsenal Player. “He’s an example for us strikers. I’m really happy.

“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.”

Aubameyang will link up with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Arsenal, who also completed a January move to the Emirates.

Mkhitaryan welcomed Aubameyang on Arsenal’s Twitter account with the trending message ‘YoPierre’ as the club announced the Deadline Day deal, but the striker had his own message for Gunners fans.

“I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible,” he said. “I will do my best to join in.”

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2021 AFCON: Salisu Yusuf Says Super Eagles Technical Crew Working to Ensure Nigeria Defeat Tunisia

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2021 AFCON: Salisu Yusuf Says Super Eagles Technical Crew Working to Ensure Nigeria Defeat Tunisia

Author: Howdy Busayo, Abuja

Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf has disclosed that Nigeria’s technical crew is working assiduously to identify the strength and weaknesses of the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia ahead of their clash with the 3-time African Champions in the round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria garnered 9 maximum points from their 3 matches in Group D to emerge as group winners while Tunisia secured their qualification ticket after finishing as one of the best 3rd placed teams at the group stage.

“Like every other game, Tunisia have their pluses and minuses. We are going to study them critically and identify their strength and weaknesses so that we can exploit their weaknesses while containing their strength,” Yusuf said.

The Kano Pillars coach also described the support the team as received in Cameroon as heartwarming while stressing the fact that the Nigerian community has made the venue “home away from home.”

“The support here is enormous, they have shown love to our country and everybody wants us to win. They have made us feel like we are playing in Nigeria from the first day we arrived and we hope we keep winning so that they continue to be happy with us,” he added.

Yusuf lauded the Eagles players for their resounding performance at the group stage, saying they deserve kudos and must be celebrated. He however charged the boys to continue towing that line at the crucial knockout round of the competition.

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“The last three games were good, you can see that there is difference from some matches that the team played before this time. You can see that there is intensity in the game. There is so much commitment on the part of the players and I think we should give them kudos for fighting so well so far,” the 2008 Nigeria Professional Football League-title winning coach added.

The Super Eagles take on the Carthage Eagles on Sunday at 8pm Nigerian time as they hope to win their 4th AFCON title.

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Super Eagles to Face Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Round of 16

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2021 AFCON: Super Eagles to Face Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Round of 16

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

Nigeria will take on Tunisia in the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Carthage Eagles booked their place in the knockout phase of the competition as one of the four third-placed countries after a shock 1-0 loss to the Gambia on Thursday night.

Prior to their last Group F showdown against the Scorpions, the North Africans needed a win to finish as runners-up.

To reach the last eight of Cameroon 2021, Augustine Eguavoen’s men must negotiate their way past Mondher Kebaier’s team.

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The match will be held on Sunday at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua. The winner from there, will face either Burkina Faso or Gabon in the quarter-finals.

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2021 AFCON: Gabon’s Head Coach Patrice Never Unhappy with Aubameyang Situation

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2021 AFCON: GABON’S HEAD COACH PATRICE NEVEU UNHAPPY WITH AUBAMEYANG SITUATION

Gabon coach Patrice Neveu has stated he is still not happy about what happened with Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
After testing positive for the coronavirus and being ruled out of Gabon’s Group C opener against Comoros, Aubameyang failed to fully recover to take part in their second game against Ghana.
This saw him returning to his club while international teammate and OGC Nice midfielder Mario Lemina also left the Panthers camp for similar reasons.But Neveu’s side managed to get past the group stage without two of their key players and the coach has placed emphasis on the need to move on.

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Gabon finished second in Group C after edging Comoros 1-0, drawing 1-1 against Ghana, before sharing the spoils 2-2 with Morocco on Tuesday.

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