Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang surprised the youngsters at the academy of Greek side A.O. Mykonos this week, showing up to join them in training.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the academy players at A.O. Mykonos (Photo via Sport Cyclades)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the academy players at A.O. Mykonos (Photo via Sport Cyclades)

Arsenal club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is away on holiday in Mykonos at the moment, but he’s keeping fit ahead of the start of pre-season in under a fortnight.

Aubameyang took advantage of the facilities at local side A.O. Mykonos, joining them for a training session and surprising the club’s academy players.

After completing a training session with the youngsters, he posed for a team photograph (above) and some individual photographs with any players that wanted them. He was then gifted a club jersey as a souvenir.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being gifted an A.O. Mykonos jersey (Photo via Sport Cyclades)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being gifted an A.O. Mykonos jersey (Photo via Sport Cyclades)

There’s also some footage of the training session, which you can find here, but it’s only a brief clip taken by someone with a very shaky hand.

It’s nice to see the Arsenal captain making some young footballers’ days, and hopefully giving them a bit of inspiration at the same time. It’s also great to see him keeping up his fitness as we approach the start of the official pre-season preparations.

Pre-season training kicks off on July 7th, and we’ve put together a schedule of Arsenal’s plans for the month of preparation.

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