Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has called on club teammate Alex Iwobi to prove him right to support Nigeria at this year’s World Cup, with a post on social media.
Aubameyang posted a picture of himself dressed in Nigerian attire on Twitter, seemingly in support of the Super Eagles, along with the caption “now show me that I’m right”.
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) June 15, 2018
The explanation for the tweet comes in an earlier social media post. Aubameyang tweeted to say that he’d be supporting Nigeria in the World Cup for his friend Alex Iwobi and because he likes their kit. Iwobi seemed pretty happy with the decision:
Yes Bro 🙌🏽💪🏽❤️🇳🇬 @nikefootball
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) June 7, 2018
Now the Arsenal striker is following through on his word, wearing the outfit of his club teammate’s country. Iwobi will have his first chance to prove he’s worthy of the support in Nigeria’s opening game against Croatia on Saturday night.
I’ve mentioned this before in previous articles, but it’s great to see Aubameyang getting along with everyone so quickly. There was no doubting his talent and his ability to score goals when he joined Arsenal, but there were some question marks over his attitude, after the way he forced his way out of Dortmund.
Thankfully, he’s answering those questions on and off the pitch, by proving he’s a team player. His time in Germany had just gone on too long, but now he’s showing what a good person he is to have at the club.