Former England international Gary Lineker has gushed over the performance of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Norwich City on Sunday.
The 30-year-old scored both of the Gunners’ goals in their 2-2 draw with Norwich City in Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge of the club.
And Lineker answered a tweet from his friend/rival Piers Morgan which wondered where Arsenal would be without the mercurial Gabon international.
“17th,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Brilliant goal scorer.”
17th. Brilliant goal scorer. https://t.co/XhxATMPv6w
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 1, 2019
Can Arsenal keep Aubameyang around if their slide continues?
This is the multi-million dollar question, and it’s the one every Arsenal fan will be asking after Sunday’s game. Aubameyang rescued them once again at Carrow Road, despite an extremely mixed performance from his teammates.
The statistics from Sunday’s match were quite astonishing in Aubameyang’s case. As per WhoScored.com, he had two shots all game and scored two goals. Meanwhile, he produced a key pass and a successful dribble on his way to a WhoScored rating of 7.88.
The Gabon striker truly is astonishing, but he won’t be happy with a continued absence from the Champions League. He is undoubtedly good enough to play in Europe’s premier club competition, but he’s not doing it at the Emirates at the moment.
With that said, you have to say that it’s very unlikely that the club will be able to keep him unless something dramatic changes soon.