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Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated that he prefers to play as a striker.
As quoted by the Evening Standard, the Gabon international discussed his ambitions of following in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp at the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang joined the Gunners in the January transfer window earlier on in the year as Arsene Wenger took advantage of his precarious situation at Borussia Dortmund.
Following Unai Emery’s arrival in North London during the summer, the 29-year-old’s importance has continued to prevail, albeit in a more unorthodox position for the player.
Aubameyang has been playing his football on the left-hand side of a creative three behind Alexandre Lacazette this season but has still been in free-scoring form.
The attacker has found the net on 10 occasions in all competitions this term, with eight of these strikes coming in Premier League fixtures.
Former Saint-Etienne man Aubameyang is enjoying life under Emery, it seems, but conceded that he still prefers to lead the line as a striker. The Arsenal front-man said:
It’s good when you are coming to work and you have great examples, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and it’s great to try to follow that. We try to follow in their footsteps. It’s not easy. It’s not pressure, but you have to be good so you work for that.
I prefer to play as a striker, but I’m a guy who wants to work for the team as well. If they need me on the wing, I will play on the wing, of course. But I prefer to play up front.