How Auba and Henry are similar... but different

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

As soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was announced as our new No 14, fans and pundits were quick to liken the Gabon international to Thierry Henry.

Auba certainly started his Arsenal career with a finish our record scorer would have been proud of, impudently dinking the ball over Jordan Pickford to cap a promising debut last weekend.

Arsène Wenger is pleased with how the forward is settling in here - but what about those comparisons?

“I would say [Auba is like] Thierry Henry with his quality of runs,” the boss said. “But it’s a bit too early to compare him to the best player ever who played here. He has played one game. But it’s a good example to follow.


Aubameyang scores his first Arsenal goal

“His finish was brilliant. His finishing is good. You don’t score by coincidence for so many years, if you score many goals. Even in five-a-side he’s able to score goals, so when the guys can repeat that at the top level it means they have that quality. 

“Running-wise, he’s a good example to follow. But Thierry came a bit more to the ball as well, participated more in the game.

“He looks to be a happy boy. He has a positive smile and very professional attitude. It’s a bit early for me to tell you more about him - it’s only [been] one week. 

“I met him a few times before by coincidence and he looks highly focused on his job. He looks a guy who needs to be completely focused, involved in his team. He looks to me like that.”


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