Pierre-Emerick claims his better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – See his reasons
After being chosen Arsenal captain in 2019, replacing Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been addressing his leadership style.
This season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is among a long list of notable footballers.
The Arsenal striker, like Jordan Henderson of Liverpool, Harry Maguire of Manchester United, Fernandinho of Manchester City, Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea, and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur, is a Premier League captain.
Furthermore, Aubameyang is the leader of his country, same like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are for Argentina and Portugal, respectively, when it comes to national teams, where he is also Gabon captain.
While the duo has had worldwide success, there is one award they can’t claim: the title of ‘coolest captain.’
That is Aubameyang’s domain.
That’s the striker’s perspective after taking over as Arsenal captain from Granit Xhaka following the controversial incident during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace two years ago.
And it’s a position he obviously enjoys, with many claiming his leadership style to be the finest in the Premier League, if not the world.
He told Arsenal.com, “I’m the coolest captain in the league, maybe the world!” “To be honest, I strive to lead by example; I believe it is the most essential aspect of being a captain, and I try to inspire not just the younger members of the team, but also the senior members. I aim to give my absolute best and everything I have for the club.
“When you’re the captain, this is your job: you have to take it on, accept it, and deal with it. It’s a great job, perhaps the best in football. Definitely.
“I think it’s critical [to interact with the team], and I believe everyone expects me to communicate frequently, but I’m a quiet, timid man, and that’s fine! I strive to improve on that, and I absolutely try to communicate, especially in the dressing room, which I believe is the most crucial aspect for me. I strive to maintain a positive attitude and offer encouragement to the boys.”
For the better part of a decade, there has been a discussion about who is the greater player between Messi and Ronaldo.
Aubameyang, on the other hand, may have effectively put himself into a new argument over who is the coolest captain of a club or national team with this bold declaration.
What isn’t up for argument is Mikel Arteta’s assessment of Aubameyang’s leadership abilities since his return to Arsenal in 2019.
“It’s a click for me. It’s a mix of realizing that his position must go far beyond that, and recognizing that his role must expand far beyond that “Arteta said. “What was good, or very good, two or three years ago is no longer good enough for his function in this squad, in this club. He needed to go forward.
“I’d say the same thing about Laca: look at what he’s communicating, not only what he’s doing or performing, but what he’s broadcasting. That is really significant to me.
“They set an example not just on the field, but also in the classroom. Certain things, such as a function they may have had in the squad three years ago, have altered.
“Human people change every six months; they have entirely new selves, and it’s astonishing how rapidly we can adapt, manipulate, and alter our ideas.
“They’re doing it for the club’s benefit, but they’re doing it for themselves as well.”