Aubameyang aims to be Arsenal’s new Thierry Henry

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed he wants to be Arsenal’s new Thierry Henry.

The striker unveiled his ambitious plans after formalising his move to the London club from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of £56million.

The Gabon international has scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund, and is the Gunners answer to Alexis Sanchez, who left for Manchester United earlier in the window.

Talking of his immediate ambitions at the club, Aubameyang said: “I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry,” he told Arsenal Player.

“He’s an example for us strikers because he was fast and scored a lot of goals.

“I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do. I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But as I said, I have to work a lot more.”

The move sees ‘Auba’ link back up with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whom he played alongside during their time at Borussia Dortmund.

“Of course I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team,” he added.

“I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in.”


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