Former Borussia Dortmund striker Karl-Heinz Riedle has labelled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘world class’ and insists he is assured to continue his goalscoring with his new side Arsenal.
The Gabon international joined the North-London side from Dortmund last month, arriving in a club record £56 Million transfer, and impressed on his debut against Everton. The 28 year-old scored a delightful chip over the Blues keeper, and played his part in an emphatic 5-1 win, but had struggles against Spurs this weekend.
Former BVB star Riedle insists that the performance is nothing to be worried about, and insists he will prove to be a good signing, showing his world-class ability and scoring goals.
“He’s proved over the last few years that he is a very good player,” the former BVB star claimed.
“Arsenal have the high-class individuals who will help him to score. So I am sure that he will do well in London.
“It makes an impression to the fans and the club if you make a debut like he did against Everton.
“But it is important to continue playing that way.
“When he came to Dortmund he had some problems at first but developed into a world-class player.
“I don’t think he is going to fail in England.”
Aubameyang is one of the best finishers in the world, but isn’t the best technically, and will need service in order to score his goals. He doesn’t appear to be one of those players who will get the ball back himself and create his own goal himself, but is probably the most deadly in front of goal in the world.
Could Aubameyang prove to be a flop? Will our team be able to provide him enough chances to score over 20 goals a season?