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Arsenal ace Aubameyang: How Dad inspired my football career

Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he was inspired to get into football by his father.

Pierre Snr was a pro in France and had a big say in Aubameyang leaving Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal last month.

Aubameyang recalled to the Mirror: “When I was kid I would go to the ­stadium to watch my dad Pierre play when he was at Le Havre, Toulouse, Nice and Rouen. It was incredible. After his matches I would play on my own in the living room.

“I'd mimic the fans and then give interviews just like I do today! I am living my childhood dream. I think that is ­something ­magnificent for a child like me."

Pierre Snr added: “I think my own career was very present in his development. He listened to my advice as a footballer."

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