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Thierry Henry says three Arsenal players have copied his NLD celebration

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deciding to emulate Thierry Henry by copying his North London derby celebration has become a hot topic of discussion over the last two days.

The legendary Frenchman’s celebration was so iconic that he has a statue of the same outside the Emirates. Aubameyang would undoubtedly love one as well, but he isn’t the only Arsenal player in line.

Henry has responded to what Aubameyang did against Tottenham on Sunday. The former Gunners star didn’t really mind Auba’s celebration, but he was quick to point out that two others copied the same pose as well.

Thierry Henry: Saka and Smith Rowe also copied my celebration

Every Arsenal fan instantly picked up what Aubameyang did right after he scored on Sunday. It couldn’t have been more obvious, but Henry has now claimed that Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe did the same as well.

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Asked about Aubameyang copying his celebration, Henry said on Sky Sports last night (September 27 at 5:30 pm).: “That was me being stupid (his celebration in 2002). But it stayed in the history.

“It’s the derby, you are allowed to. It’s the North London derby celebration. Smith Rowe also did it and Bukayo Saka. I think, on the day, at your ground, you can do it. But, away from home, it’s a bit more tricky.”

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Did Saka and ESR copy Henry’s celebration?

Henry ran the length of the pitch after his solo goal back in 2002 to celebrate in front of Spurs fans. Aubameyang didn’t have to run as much, but he celebrated right in front of the Tottenham supporters too.

Saka and Smith Rowe also got on the score sheet on Sunday and both players did the knee slide as well. However, it was by no means the same as Henry or Auba’s, and it was in front of the Arsenal fans.

Saka and Smith Rowe didn’t really copy Henry’s celebration as Auba did, but we’re sure they won’t mind being mentioned in the same breath as the legendary Frenchman.

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