The name ‘Marina’ was clearly etched into Aubameyang’s hairline

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said the dedication etched into his hair for Arsenal’s match against Stoke was a tribute to his late grandmother.

The name ‘Marina’ was dyed into his closely-shaved style and the striker was asked what it signified after scoring twice in a 3-0 win in the Premier League.

The Gunners looked to be struggling in the contest before the Gabon international broke the deadlock 15 minutes from time.

“It is my grandmother’s name,” Aubameyang said on Sky Sports News. “She passed away last week so this is a dedication.”

Last month Aubameyang posted a picture on Instagram of himself visiting his grandmother, writing: “One last smile that showed you were the nicer. one last trip to your village which I was happy to be with you.

“You gave me so much love you learned me so many things i speak spanish because of you. im proud to be your Little son. One last Kiss to tell you good bye. Un beso muy fuerte te quiero mucho meme / grandma / abuela. RIP”