Auba to tear up Premier League by Iomie
Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes £50 million signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be tearing up the Premier League this coming season, but will he grab that golden boot?
The Gabon striker was one of Arsene Wenger’s final transfer buys, as the Frenchman lost faith in the struggling Alexandre Lacazette and ended years of speculation by finally landing the former Borussia Dortmund star. And the move could not have worked out any better for us as Auba scored 10 goals in just 14 Premier League games and looked like the striker we have been missing since the days of Thierry Henry.
His pace, power and pure finishing ability is just why Wenger decided to splash out such a huge amount on the striker despite many media publications suggesting he was not the right fit for out style of play, his hold up play wasn’t good enough and he simply wouldn’t work hard enough.
But despite the big wages, the flashy clothes and his new Lamborghini, the guy just wants to prove all his doubters wrong and show everyone that he is the world class striker he need to lead the side back into Champions League football.
And Keown agrees with us, admitting that Auba is the type of player that will ‘tear’ the Premier League apart.
‘Aubameyang is going to be a player that I think could really tear up the Premier League this season so we’ll have to wait and see how that happens,’ Keown said on the Metro website.
‘It’s great because in a week’s time all the talking stops and we’ll see who’s the best.
‘I think Arsenal will be well prepared because the manager’s had longer to work with his players than everybody else who’s been back to pre-season training.
‘You look at the number of players that still aren’t back properly, Arsenal have had that advantage that the core of the players have been back now for four to five weeks.’
Auba is a goal-machine and he proved that for many seasons at Dortmund, and now has the chance to prove that in the English top flight and take that golden boot away from Mohamed Salah.
It will not be an easy task for the striker to beat of Salah for the Golden boot, and even if he does he also has Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane to contend with.
But if I had to put my money on it, I would say Auba has a real chance to break the 30-goal barrier this season and tear defences apart, he just needs to adapt to Unai Emery’s style of play first.
What the hell, if Auba and Lacazette are scoring for fun, who needs a defence!