Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leapt to the defence of William Saliba after Alexandre Lacazette aimed a dig at player after Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea.
Aubameyang scored a brace against the blues to secure a 2-1 victory for Mikel Arteta’s team and the 14th FA Cup trophy in their history.
The Arsenal skipper filmed Arsenal’s post-match celebrations at Wembley and William Saliba, who saw the game from the stands, could be seen keeping a low profile amongst the celebration from his teammates.
In a clip made by Aubameyang and Lacazette, the two Arsenal strikers made fun of Saliba’s hair by calling him ‘spaghetti’.
But Lacazette aimed a dig at Saliba in reference to his former team Saint-Etienne. The Arsenal forward told Saliba: ‘You’re not at Saint Etienne anymore, we win trophies here.’
But Aubemeyang, who played for three years at Saint-Etienne before signing for Borussia Dortmund in 2013, fired back at Lacazette: ‘Woah, you calm down about Saint-Etienne.’
Lacazette’s boyhood team Lyon, who he joined at the age of 12, share a rivalry with Saint-Etienne in the French Ligue 1, which explains the reason behind his dig at Saliba.
Meanwhile, Saliba could make his debut for the gunners for their Community Shield game against Jurgen Klopp’s side on August 29.
The 19-year-old defender was signed by Arsenal last year for £27m, has spent this campaign on loan at French side Saint-Etienne.