BBC Sport pundit and former England international Gary Lineker hailed the Gunners’ skipper as a ‘brilliant’ player after watching his display in the draw against Norwich City over the weekend.
Following the departure of club legend Thierry Henry in the summer of 2007, Arsenal struggled to find a truly prolific goal-scorer to replace the Frenchman, who finished his career in north London as the club’s top scorer of all-time.
The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and of course Alexis Sanchez all had decent goalscoring tallies when they wore the Arsenal shirt but it’s becoming apparent that the true replacement for Henry is the man Arsene Wenger signed in January 2018.
After Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s double against Norwich City on Sunday, Piers Morgan rightly asked where Arsenal would be without the Gabon striker.
And in response to that remark, Gary Lineker suggested that the Gunners would be sitting in 17th place in the table without Aubameyang, before labelling the striker as a ‘brilliant’ player.
17th. Brilliant goal scorer. https://t.co/XhxATMPv6w
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 1, 2019