‘Are you serious!?’ Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s class response to Tottenham question

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Sky Sports)

North London bragging rights will once again be on the line when Arsenal travel to arch-rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

The teams are separated by just one point after 34 Premier League fixtures, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal currently eighth and Jose Mourinho’s Spurs ninth with four games remaining.

While it appears unlikely that either side will be able to secure a top-four – or even top-five – finish in the English top-flight, the opportunity to get one over your biggest rivals should not be overlooked.

Arsenal talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be desperate to fire his side to victory and goes into the match in fine form, having scored 23 goals this season and three in his last thee appearances.

Ahead of the north London derby, Aubameyang was put on the spot with a series of ‘true or false’ questions in an interview with Sky Sports.

At one point, the Gabon forward was asked: ‘True or false, Spurs are better than Arsenal?’

And a smirking Aubameyang responded: ‘Sorry?! Are you serious!? They are better than us? Come on, false.’

Ahead of Sunday’s clash, Jose Mourinho said Arsenal had little ‘to celebrate’ after they appeared to mock Tottenham’s recent defeat to Sheffield United on social media.

Highlights of the Gunners’ FA Cup win over Sheffield United were captioned: ‘It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.’

Mourinho said: ‘You only enjoy the problems of others when you are also in trouble.

‘I think if they were top of the league or fighting for top four in a really good moment they wouldn’t enjoy the problems of others.

‘They don’t have much to celebrate, they have to get every opportunity to do it. They are in a very similar situation to us in the table.

‘To be the champion of north London means nothing for me because I think you have to be much bigger than that and have much more ambitions than that.’

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