Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has praised the impressive strike from the Gabon international, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, describing the goal he scored as Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s trademark. The striker scored his first goal against Everton Football club before adding the winning goal in the English Premier League at Emirate stadium.
Gary Neville has compared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal great Thierry Henry following his strike in the 3-2 victory against Everton on Sunday.
The 30-year-old gave Mikel Arteta’s men the lead after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener for the Toffees had been cancelled out by Eddie Nketiah’s strike.
Aubameyang cut in from the left-wing and slotted home his effort after receiving a through pass from David Luiz. The forward later sealed the comeback win with his second goal in the encounter after Richarlison levelled for Everton
“This is Thierry Henry, everything about it,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“As he went through on goal you just imagined the great French striker sprinting down on goal, setting it out to that far post and scoring.
“It’s Aubameyang now, wonderful. He’s got so much pace and his times the run well.”
Aubameyang was the Premier League joint-top scorer last season along with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The forward is in the race to win the individual accolade for a second time in a row, having scored 17 goals in this English Premier League so far.
The former Borussia Dortmund centre-forward will hope to continue his outstanding form in front of goal for Arsenal.
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🗣”He’s one of the best players we have got in the Premier League but for some reason, he doesn’t quite get the credit that others get. I think now is the time for us all to start recognizing the quality and brilliance of this player.” pic.twitter.com/ni8xTEwxHa