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Arsenal legend urges Gunners to ‘play to Aubameyang’s strengths’

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has had his say on the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club, insisting that the Gabonese hitman does not need to contribute to the buildup play of the North Londoners, as long as he is finding the back of the net.

Done deal

The story surrounding Aubameyang’s future was one of the talking points of the winter transfer window, after Arsenal targeted the prolific African following Alexis Sanchez’s departure for Manchester United.

The Gunners’ fortnight-long chase of Dortmund’s star man eventually came to a close on transfer deadline day last Wednesday, when the capital outfit agreed to fork over 63.5 million Euro to bring Aubameyang to the Emirates.

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‘Have four touches and score four goals’

Speaking during his regular spot on BBC’s Radio 5 Live today, Ian Wright, who of course has plenty of experience of his own in finding the net for Arsenal, provided his take on the impact that Aubameyang is capable of making at the Emirates, as long as the Gunners ‘play to his strengths’:

‘It’s been mentioned about Aubameyang not having enough touches in matches.’

‘He can get away with that.’

‘If he stays right at the top there and let him get on with it, then why do you want touches when you’ve got [Mesut] Ozil, Mkhitaryan and all those players?’

‘You can stay on the edge and not touch it.’

‘If Arsenal can play to his strengths, he’s that kind of player who could have four touches and score four goals.’

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