Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has credited his childhood and his driving attitude for his quick start in the Premier League, and is striving to achieve more with Arsenal.
The Gabon international has hit the ground running since joining the Gunners in a club-record transfer, scoring five times in his opening six matches.
The striker has credited his early lifestyle for his ability to settle quickly, stating that he is used to moving around thanks to his father also playing as a professional footballer during his childhoosd.
“I’ve travelled throughout my life because my father was a footballer,” Aubameyang said.
“I’ve experienced many different cultures and languages, so that was a very good experience for me, to be able to move around quite frequently.”
The 29 year-old goes onto credit his own driving personality for his career, and tells the youngsters hoping to make it in the future that they need to believe in themselves more than anything else.
He added: “The advice I’d give my youngster self is to always believe in what you’re doing. You need to give yourself the chance to succeed.
“That doesn’t come from anyone else, you need to give yourself a chance and to fight for your objectives.
“I’ve fought hard – it’s never been easy for me. I always kept on believing too and this is where it’s taken me today.”
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