Gabriel Agbonlahor has told the Talksport Sports Breakfast (16/09; 09:30) that Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the best striker in the Premier League.
Agbonlahor also believes he’s the closest player Arsenal have had to Thierry Henry since the French striker departed the club.
Aubameyang committed his future to the Gunners yesterday after weeks of negotiating and Agbonlahor has been raving about the talisman.
He told the Talksport Sports Breakfast: “For me, he’s the best striker in the Premier League, I really do believe that.
“He’s the closest they’ve had to Thierry Henry and he’s Arsenal’s biggest signing of the summer so far. It’s a massive signing for them.
“I really believe that with Aubameyang staying and with Willian and Gabriel being signed, that Arsenal will finish in the top four this season.”
The 31-year-old signed for the Gunners in 2018 and his goalscoring prowess has been mesmerising since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium.
In 111 games for Arsenal, he has scored 72 goals and registered 15 assists for the club.
Getting him to commit to a new deal without the lure of Champions League football on the table makes his a massive coup for the Gunners.
Success on the cards?
Clearly the Gabonese star has been attracted to Arsenal going forward and under the impressive Mikel Arteta, there’s every chance the Gunners could finish in the top four this season.
Aubameyang is integral to the Gunners fortunes though and keeping him fit and firing will be a must for the Arsenal boss.
Arteta has bolstered his defensive ranks with the signing of Gabriel, whilst Willian claimed three assists on his debut – including one for Aubameyang.
The future looks extremely bright for the Gunners and as a result, with Aubameyang committed for the foreseeable, they have every chance of more success.