Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has heaped praise on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his display in Arsenal’s win over Everton on Sunday.
The striker scored twice during the victory and it was the Gabonese striker’s first-half performance that really caught the eye of Lineker.
Aubameyang has now scored 19 goals in all competitions and the Arsenal captain is instrumental in Mikel Arteta’s team.
Lineker praised the 30-year-old’s composure and was clearly impressed with the Gunners performer, taking to Twitter to rave about his showing.
There are some players that when they’re one-on-one with the keeper, you just know they’ll score. @Aubameyang7 is one of them. Master of his craft.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2020
Arsenal are ninth in the league after today’s result, seven points behind Chelsea who currently occupy fifth place.
If the Gunners are to secure a place in Europe next season they need to continue their recent good form and go on a run of sorts.
The improvement has been clear under Arteta’s stewardship. Although some concerns remain defensively, Aubameyang will be relishing the more attacking intent of the Spaniard’s approach.
Lineker was a legend of a centre forward in his day and he clearly recognises Aubameyang as one of the modern-day masters.
It could be a summer of intrigue for Arsenal supporters as Arteta looks to put his own stamp on his squad.
He would dearly love to keep Aubameyang but he might be forced into a sale with the player’s contract up in 2021.
Barcelona have been linked with a move for the player and another crack at the Champions League in his thirties will surely prove attractive.
Aubameyang is on £200,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium and he could be offloaded to hand Arteta some funds for reinvestment.