Newspaper Headline: Head Auba HeelsIn this football language post we look at the headline, ‘Head Auba Heels‘ from the Star newspaper (August 1st 2020) which refers to Arsenal’s FA Cup final win and in particular to their two-goal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. You can see more explanations of newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Newspaper Headline Language: Head Auba Heels

This headline is taken from the Sunday Star newspaper – a tabloid newspaper here in the UK – from August 1st 2020 and which refers to Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea and in particular to their two-goal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The newspaper uses a photo of the Arsenal captain in a head over heels pose after scoring the winning goal in the final and then uses the striker’s nickname ‘Auba’ (a short form of Aubameyang) in its headline as the sound of Auba is similar to ‘over’. The phrase ‘to be head over heels’ suggests that someone is extremely happy, for example, the phrase ‘head over heels in love’ means that someone is very happily in love. So, Aubameyang is clearly happy as he has just scored the winning goal in a cup final – he is so happy he is head over heels.

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