‘This is crazy’: Saka thankful for Aubameyang gift

Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bought Bukayo Saka a ‘little chilli’ chain as a gift recently, and the 19-year-old took to social media to express his gratitude.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on July 07, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette on July 07, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

A few weeks ago, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commissioned A Jewellers to produce a sparkling chilli chain engraved with “Saka” for his teammate. You can check it out below:

 

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@bukayosaka87 🌶 Gifted by @aubameyang97

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After receiving the gift, Bukayo Saka posted on his social media to express his gratitude to Aubameyang. In addition to thanking the striker, he wrote: “MY captain and your captain are NOT the same! This is crazy bro.”

Aubameyang responded: “You deserve [it] my lil bro. Stay the same. God bless you.”

It’s always funny to hear these stories of just how well Aubameyang helps to foster harmony within the Arsenal squad, considering the talk around him when he arrived.

If anything, the prevailing view seemed to be that he’d disrupt the atmosphere around the team, as opposed to improving it.

But after a committed team performance and another winner from the Arsenal captain at Old Trafford on Sunday, Aubameyang only seems to be reinforcing those good vibes with his behaviour off the pitch. Hardly anyone has a bad word to say about his attitude now.