Guendouzi hails Aubameyang ahead of Liverpool clash
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the best striker in the Premier League and is just ‘perfect’ to play with. Aubameyang is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals and the Gabonese international was once again on target against Brighton in the 1-1 draw.
The Gunners will need their talisman to fire on all cylinders when they make the trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday. And Guendouzi has showered praises on his teammate ahead of the much-anticipated top-six clash.
“He’s helping us a lot because he scores so much,” Guendouzi told Sky Sports. “For me, he is the best striker in the Premier League this season and if he keeps scoring as much in the second half of the season, I know we will finish really high in the table.
“As a midfielder, it’s a pleasure to play with someone like him, it’s easy because he has so many qualities.
“He can run behind, he’s in the box in front of goal but he can also link up play and play with his back to his goal. For a midfielder, this is perfect because he offers so many solutions.”
Guendouzi has really made a name for himself in Europe since making his move to the Emirates in the summer from Ligue 2 side Lorient. The 19-year-old has been a regular for the Gunners in the midfield under Unai Emery and he claims that he is living his dream at Arsenal.
“It’s a club I have loved since I was a kid and I have always wanted to come here and achieve great things with Arsenal and realise my dreams,” he added. “I want to do that now I am here, I want to win trophies; that is the most important thing for me.
“Although it doesn’t feel like I had time to adapt, I did. The key was when we went on pre-season to Singapore we played friendly matches and I was able to show my qualities to the staff and my team-mates, that time was really precious because when we came back here it was much easier to adapt to the team and the staff.
“Everybody has helped me to integrate and be part of the club and for me to play without pressure, which I love to do. Because I started and played well from the beginning that helped me and my confidence for the games that followed.”