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Saint-Etienne’s Bouanga: Aubameyang is my role model

Saint-Etienne winger Denis Bouanga has described Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his role model.

Aubameyang spent two years at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, where he made a significant impact before leaving for Borussia Dortmund.

The 30-year old striker was the Premier League joint top-scorer last season with 22 goals and has netted 14 times this campaign.

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Bouanga has been a key member of Claude Puel’s men since teaming up with the Greens last summer, scoring seven Ligue 1 goals in 16 appearances.

The 25-year-old forward is looking to follow the path of his Gabonese teammate, who he referred to as his ‘idol.