Team before self for speed demon

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealing his obsession with speed yesterday.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealing his obsession with speed yesterday.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Aubameyang says his pace is still his biggest weapon; yearns to win a major trophy with Arsenal

The modern professional footballer can be fed reams of data, from resting heart rate to rate of oxygen consumption to distance run, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's eyes will zoom in on one particular number each time he is handed a dossier.

"Speed, of course. Everybody knows about my speed. It's all my life," the Arsenal striker told The Straits Times without hesitation yesterday. "I like to watch videos of my matches and training and read data about my speed and distance. That's important as it helps me improve every day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Team before self for speed demon'. Print Edition | Subscribe