Arsenal star Saka explains ‘Little Chilli’ nickname from Aubameyang & Gabon star’s impact
The 19-year-old has hailed the impact of the 2016 African Footballer of the Year after his starring role in Mikel Arteta's team in the 2020-21 season
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has identified his teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the originator of his ‘Little Chilli’ nickname.
Saka, who made his first-team debut for the Gunners in 2018, has made himself a key player in Mikel Arteta’s side with his consistent displays and versatility.
The 19-year-old was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for his contribution of seven goals and 10 assists in 46 appearances.
Saka is now known as ‘Little Chilli’ in the England squad and he explained how Aubameyang gave him the name for his finishing during a training session at London Colney.
"It started from Auba," Saka said in a press conference, per ESPN.
"He said it in French. We're doing one finishing drill one time in training and he kept saying it, and I kept scoring, I was shooting with so much power and he was calling me little chilli in French [petit piment].
"I didn't know what it …
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