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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 9 facts you probably didn't know about the striker

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At a time when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are dominating the world of football, strikers have found it difficult to make a name for themselves with the aforementioned duo snatching almost all the limelight.

However, there are some exceptions. And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of them.

The Gabonese international is one of the fastest players in the world and is always rated among the best strikers in the game. The highly-coveted star who moved to Arsenal for a club record £56m fee is a nightmare for any defence as his blistering pace leaves a lot of defeated bodies in this wake.

It is difficult to not know much about a player of his stature, but there are always some things that are lesser known and here are 9 of them.

#9 Expensive boots

Auba’s expensive boots (via Aubameyang’s Instagram)

Auba’s expensive boots (via Aubameyang’s Instagram)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a flamboyant player by all means. Be it his outlandish hairstyle or fashion sense, he oozes the word ‘swag’ from every possible angle. However, he takes his lavishness to another level with a pair of custom-made boots that cost $3,918.

The reason for the extremely high value of the boots is simple: They are coated with the highly expensive Swarovski crystal. The work was delicately done, given that no less than 4,000 tiny crystals had to be used to design his name, number and his club’s crest and its colour.

We certainly hope that he has kept them in a safe; anyone can earn a fortune by stealing those!

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