Aubameyang Copies Thierry Henry's Iconic Celebration in Front of Arsenal Legend

Aubameyang Copies Thierry Henry's Iconic Celebration in Front of Arsenal Legend, Edwin Lamptey
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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  • Aubameyang channeled his inner Thierry Henry after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur
  • The Gabonese attacker pulled Henry's famous in front of the Frenchman who was in attendance
  • Henry responded by applauding the gesture as he watched his side hammer Spurs
  • The win fired the Gunners to 10th on the Premier League standings as Spurs dropped to 11th

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was among the players who shone for Arsenal as the Gunners stunned rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates on Sunday, September 26.

Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal's 2nd goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Aubameyang channelled his inner Thierry Henry after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by David Price.
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Arsenal, who have enjoyed a resurgence in recent days following a poor run of results completely destroyed Spurs in an epic London derby clash staged at the Emirates.

Aubameyang was among his side's three goalscorers, finishing off a stunning counterattack with a neat left-footed finish into the bottom corner to double his team's advantage after Smith Rowe's opener.

The Gabonese attacker used the occasion to channel his inner Thierry Henry as he copied the Arsenal legend's iconic celebration.

The skipper did a knee slide with his fists clenched down by his side, doing it in front of Henry who was in the stadium to watch his former side in action.

Henry donned a retro Arsenal jersey which he completed with a set of glasses and took time to appreciate Auba's gesture.

The goal against Spurs was Auba's second league strike having found the back of the net against Norwich earlier in the month.

Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal's third goal to cap his side's spectacular first half, with Heung-Min Son scoring Spurs' consolation.

The Gunners' impressive win saw them climb to 10th on the standings, with Spurs dropping to 11th.

Samir Nasir retires

Earlier, reported former Premier League star Samir Nasri has called time on his glittering football career aged 34.

Nasri's promising football career took a sudden twist after he was slapped with an 18-month doping ban in 2018.

The midfielder cited the ban as one of the key reasons that influenced his decision to retire from football.

Nasri made a name for himself at Marseille before moving to Arsenal and later Man City where he won the EPL.

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