Aaron Ramsdale praises Aubameyang’s dressing room antics

When a captain is more than just a captain; In praise of Aubameyang  By Sylvester Kwentua

Being the captain of a football team comes with a lot of work and responsibilities. The captain, being an on-the-field coach, has the duty to ginger the other players to put in their best in every game. The captain is always there to stand up for a bullied teammate, protect his team mates from the harsh decisions of the referee, and also lift the morale of the players, when it gets low. But then, after a game must have been played and either won or lost, does the duty of the captain end? I don’t think so.
Pierre Aubameyang has served as Arsenal’s captain for close to two seasons and so far, he has had kind of a mixed impact on his teammates. From games where he failed to lead from the front, to games where he scored but could not lead the team to success, he has experienced it all. However, beyond leading his team on the pitch, Aubameyang seems to also be doing well leading his team off the pitch. If recent commendations by Aaron Ramsdale are anything to be taken seriously, then Aubameyang deserves some more accolades.
In an appearance in a golf television programme, Tubes And Ange Golf life (I read this on Football.london), the in form Arsenal shot stopper, revealed how Aubameyang, together with his partner in fun Lacazette, have been uniting the Arsenal team, right from the dressing room.
“When Aubameyang and Lacazette are happy, it’s a very loud changing room,” Ramsdale said. “Sometimes, they’ll be speaking in French, so you don’t know what they’re going on about; they could be slaughtering you. They won’t be because they’re nice people.

“Then they get [Nicolas] Pepe involved. Next thing you know, one of them’s running at the other and they’re just going ‘whack’, giving each other a dead arm, and it makes everyone laugh.”

Well, Aubameyang has always been known to be a lively and funny person, and from the way he celebrates his goals with Lacazette and other players on the pitch, I can deduce that his combination with Laca in putting smiles on the faces of his teammates, is top notch and that is a good thing.

When players are relaxed and happy in the presence of each other, the effect is what we are seeing in the team right now. Long may the unity and bond among Arsenal players reign. Ain’t you happy with the new found love in the team?

We are Arsenal and proud.


Tags Aaron Ramsdale Alexandre Lacazette Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


  1. Great work by Auba and Laca on and off the pitch. This is why I always support the idea of keeping both in the team, giving a contract extension to Laca. Its nice to have youngsters in the team with pace and power, but seniors are a must for any team both on and off the pitch to guide and boost morale. They have the experience and have gone through so much and so they can teach the other players a lot. If Ibra and Ronaldo can play when they are 39 and 36 years old, why cant Auba and Laca play few more years for Arsenal, I am sure they can. They both love to play for Arsenal.

  2. As GFL says – you are no longer too old at 30. We have been bitten in the past, but in Laca I see an exceptional situation. This guy is not an Ozil. He is a scrapper who gives his all. He does not undermine authority, cause dressing room discord. The exact opposite. He doesn’t suffer injuries, loss of pace with age will not unduly affect his game. He can play up front or deeper. His link up play is perfectly suited to our style. He gives us bite. His all round game and consistancy are if anything improving with age. And it’s obvious he loves the club and playing with the youngsters that are coming through.
    For me it’s very low risk to give him another two years on a good wage.
    Auba is different. I wouldn’t extend again but that’s a conversation for next season…

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