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Prince William Jokes with Soccer Star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about Hoping He Joins His Favorite Team

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 21, 2020
06:30 A.M.

Prince William expresses his hope that soccer star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will join his favorite team as he discusses mental health with the head coach and players of Arsenal.

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Ahead of the FA Cup in August, Prince William spoke with the head coach and some players of the prestigious soccer team Arsenal as part of Heads Up’s global campaign to raise awareness for mental health.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Royal Marsden on July 04, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Royal Marsden on July 04, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

However, amid the discussion, the Duke of Cambridge didn’t fail to show his funny side as he joked with player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Prince William and the players discussed the harmful effect the current COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide unrest it might have on people’s health.

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As seen in a clip of the video call shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram, the duke joked with the soccer star expressing his hope that he joins his favorite club, Aston Villa, next year.

His remark was met with roars of laughter from the other players and a finger wag of resistance from the head coach, Mikel Arteta.

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People Magazine notes that Heads Up, an initiative founded by William, Kate, and Harry, is partnering with the League and will round up the season with the final named Heads Up FA Cup final.

Aside from the jokes, Prince William and the players discussed the harmful effect the current COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide unrest it might have on people’s health in the wake of the games resuming next week.

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He also urged the stars to discuss ways they have helped their other teammates who were battling with mental health issues at one point or the other.

Express notes that Prince William’s love for the team Aston Villa began while he was in school as the rest of his friends either supported Chelsea or Man United, and he wanted something different.

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According to the 37-year-old royal, he selected the team because he wanted to have “more emotional rollercoaster moments.”

He not only stuck with the team through the years but also passed it on to Prince George, who was spotted cheering at an Aston Villa match in 2019.

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This comes after BBC One aired a documentary titled, ”Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health,” which focuses on using football to break the taboo associated with mental health.

In the documentary, he spoke with big names on the field, including Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

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