WATCH: Prince William tells Aubameyang to join Aston Villa
CAPE TOWN – The future king of the United Kingdom has advices Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Arsenal for Aston Villa.
Speaking to a number of Arsenal players and manager Mikel Arteta during a video chat, Prince William, a lifelong Aston Villa fan, jokingly urged the Gabon international to ditch the Gunners and move to Villa Park.
According to reports in England, Aubameyang’s future in West London remains unclear, and Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have emerged as the favourites to snatch him away from the Emirates.
“I just want to say Pierre, I hope you’re at Aston Villa next year,” the Duke of Cambridge said to the Arsenal captain.
“I’ve got to put that in there, just in case. Mikel and I will have some words later,” he continued.
Prince William was on the call with the Arsenal manager and players to discuss mental health, and Aubameyang pledged his support to to the issue.
“I have played with some players that had some difficulties with their mental health. The most important thing is to be next to them and try to speak a lot with them,” he said.
Arteta added: “You have to create a safe environment for them to be able to talk to you directly witout feeling judged.
Prince William is the current president of England’s Football Association.