Aubameyang, An All-Time Attacking Great Of The EPL - Gary Neville
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Aubameyang, An All-Time Attacking Great Of The EPL - Gary Neville

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The Captain of Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in both halves on Sunday to help the Emirate club beat Everton 3-2 and climb up to the ninth position in the Premier League under new manager, Mikel Arteta.

The Gabonese also went on to become the joint-top scorer in the league with 17 goals alongside Jamie Vardy.

The blistering run of form and consistency has earned the one time African Best Player, high praises from Manchester United legend, Gary Neville.

Neville believes Aubameyang is among the English Premier League (EPL) greatest attackers and is also thriving on Arsenal's newly shaped attacking trident.

Neville told Sky Sports,

”You talk about Arsenal lacking leaders, he has everything you could want.

”I think this guy is everything you could want, there is a bit of Ian Wright in him, a bit of nastiness.

”In his interviews he shows a bit of character. He works hard off the ball, works hard on the ball.

”He is one minute behind Henry in all-time minutes per goal. Henry played over longer period, he is ahead of Jesus, Salah, Ruud van Nistelrooy and it feels like he scored a goal every ten seconds. It is unbelievable performance of this lad over two years. We don't talk of him as a Premier League great but I think we have to.”

Aubameyang has scored 60 goals in 95 games across all competitions and won the 2018/19 Golden Boot shared with fellow African contingents and Liverpool duo, Mane and Salah

Neville also insisted that Aubameyang doesn't get the media attention and much more because he is not playing for the biggest clubs in the EPL.

”We asked the question why did Klopp not sign him when he needed a striker? And other managers who needed a centre forward.

“I don't think he gets appreciated anywhere as much as he should do for his quality performances at the highest level. Maybe if he was playing for Liverpool or City.

“I think even Rashford and Martial get more airtime maybe because of the Man United link, we are all guilty.

“I think this lad has been absolutely sensational and should be given the credit he deserves,” Neville concluded.

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