Aubameyang’s reason for wearing bandage in Arsenal win over Leeds win explained

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made his return to the Arsenal starting line-up against Leeds United on Sunday and the forward marked it with his first ever hat-trick for the Gunners.

Aubameyang's goals saw Arsenal emerge with a 4-2 win and the 31-year-old was seen wearing a bandage on his right-hand.

However, he was not wearing it because of a hand injury, it was to protect a new tattoo he has had done which is visible in a video posted on Instagram by his wife Alysha.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Aubameyang was asked how it felt to be clutching the match ball and he replied: "I'm happy, really happy, and my kids are going to be happy because they are going to get the ball!

"But yeah, I'm really happy with the performance from the team today. We knew it was going to be a hard game, they never give up. They fought a lot, I think we had good game management at the end and won the game.

"Sure, it was important to show that this is our home. This is where we have to win games and we did that."

Aubameyang missed three games in January after being granted compassionate leave to care for his ill mother and, after returning to the starting XI, he thanked the club for their support.

"For sure, it means a lot to me. I'm a guy who always works hard and tries to give the best, first for my family, and also for the team as well.

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  • "It's been a tough time for me but now it's time to get my smile back, to win games and score goals.

    "From everybody at the club, everyone has given me a lot of love. I'm really proud to be a part of this family, so I have to say thank you to everyone at the club, and the fans as well because I received a lot of messages. I'm really happy and these goals are for them."

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