Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was recently praised by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp when the two sides were preparing to face each other in August before the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat. It’s very difficult to disagree with what the former Borussia Dortmund head coach had to say about his former player.
After becoming the fastest player to score 25 goals for the Gunners’, the Gabonese forward is blooming into a world-class player and one of the very best in the Premier League’s recent years. His former mentor said that it’s impossible to defend against him properly because of the sheer burst of pace that Aubameyang possesses. This goes back to the first time that Klopp played against him when Liverpool beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 at Anfield in the Europa League and the Arsenal’s No. 14 scored two goals for Die Borussen that night.
Having already scored seven goals in seven games this season and won a share of last year’s Premier League Golden Boot, it’s evident that the football ageing curve is a myth. Arsenal man continues to receive recognition for his performances on the pitch as he improves each year.
The 30-year-old has already been involved in some gargantuan moments for Arsenal this season. His goals against Watford, Aston Villa and Manchester United have helped his side take points when they did not look like taking any at all. Since the Liverpool game, he scored in five back to back games and looks to be challenging for the Golden Boot once again in the 2019/20 campaign.
Klopp will envy that he does not have Aubameyang in his ranks as his performance levels are not deteriorating. With the Christmas period rapidly approaching and the chances of playing up to three games a week, it will be a key test for the Gabonese striker and one that he must help his side through to catapult Arsenal up the Premier League table.