Arsenal legend Martin Keown has compared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to another Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry. Aubameyang gave a sensational performance in Arsenal’s Europa League opener against Vorksla Poltava. The Gabon international scored twice as Arsenal won 4-2.
Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and scored his second goal with a brilliant curling shot in the 56th minute. His second goal propelled Martin Keown to compare him with Thierry Henry.
Keown said, “I really liked that from Aubameyang. The way he drifted in and curls the ball with his right foot, it reminded me of Henry and that’s a massive compliment. There’s a kind of swagger about him and maybe now he will start to believe in himself.
I think it’s important for Arsenal to have a player like him, who has that blistering pace and movement. He is following greats like Henry and ([Ian] Wright. He’s been a bit of a slow burner but he is getting his confidence again and there’s a certain kind of arrogance about him now and I believe he has got the talent. He was the good news for Arsenal tonight.”
Aubameyang now has 3 goals from 6 matches which makes him Arsenal’s top scorer in the season so far.
Arsenal are currently 7th in the Premier League. They play their next match on Sunday against Everton who are 10th in the table.