Auba - The story of the Spiderman mask

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is widely regarded as one of European football’s foremost forwards - but it’s not just his goals that have caught the eye.

Auba’s somersault after scoring against Watford in March was the first spectacular celebration we have seen from him in an Arsenal shirt. At former clubs Saint-Etienne and Borussia Dortmund, he would occasionally produce a mask when celebrating. But why?

“The very first time I put a mask on, it was Spiderman when I was at Saint-Etienne,” Auba explained to Arsenal Player. “It was a tribute to a goalkeeper at the club, Jeremie Janot. 

“When I was younger he came out on to the pitch in the full Spiderman suit and played in goal. It was crazy! 

“On his birthday, I put the mask on to celebrate that. The second time, it was my son’s birthday, when I was playing for Dortmund. I did Batman and Robin with Marco Reus against Schalke in the derby. 

“There are others [for fans to see], for sure. Don’t worry about that! Of course after a few goals, I’ll share some nice celebrations with the fans.”

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