Arsene Wenger says that new boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s playing style reminds him of Thierry Henry, but cautiously reminded people it’s a big comparison to make after just one game in red and white.
The Arsenal manager spoke about the club record signing ahead of Saturday’s North London derby with Sp*rs at Wembley, and was asked who, of all the strikers he’d managed, the 28 year was most similar to.
He cited Henry, but insisted, “It’s a bit too early to compare him to the best player ever who played here.
“He has played one game. But it’s a good example to follow. It is an ambitious statement but it is a good one.
“The best goalscorer ever in Arsenal’s history. It doesn’t mean he will score as many goals, but why not?
“Aubameyang has a tremendous quality of reception up front and quality of pace. It is a bit what we need.”
The Frenchman is hopeful that a week of full training will see the former Borussia Dortmund man more physically ready for the game, having struggled with illness before his debut against Everton.
“He will be a bit sharper on Saturday than he was last week,” he said.
“He came in on Tuesday and we still had to keep him out of training because he had still not recovered physically from his sickness.”
Aubameyang was convinced to come to Arsenal in part by ex-teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Wenger will hope his two new men can have a positive impact on what is essentially a must win game for his team tomorrow.