Aubameyang compares self to Arsenal legend

Aubameyang was released by Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and signed long term contract with Arsenal on Wednesday after his former side’s financial demands were met by the North London club.

Joining Arsenal, a side that has struggled and apart from the English League Cup hopes there isn’t any other title the ongoing season can offer the once invincible team.

Auba went for Thierry Henry’s shirt number, recently won by Theo Walcott who left for Everton a fortnight ago

For that reason, it remains hard to grasp why a prolific goal scoring striker would prefer the Gunners amongst all great clubs in Europe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says the club has history.

“The club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry.”

While expressing the joy that came with him joining Arsenal, Auba explained the similarity between his way of playing to former Arsenal star Henry.

“He [Henry] is an example for us strikers. I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do.”

Thierry Henry is Arsenal’s all time top scorer with 228 goals

Arsenal has gone 14 years without a league trophy however the Gabon International hopes his contributions can help restore lost glory.

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

Aubameyang who scored 141 goals in 213 appearances for his former side including the 21 in 24 this season was suspended a couple of times by Dortmund for misbehavior but after his departure, he apologized.

“First of all, sorry for everything that has happened in the last month, but I already wanted a transfer last summer, it did not work out, but now it had to be. Maybe it was not the best way for me to choose, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy – and yes, I am a crazy kid. I’ve made mistakes, but never with malice.”

The 2015 African footballer of the year only won one major trophy at Dortmund, which is the German Cup last year. Besides finishing top scorer in Bundesliga with 31 goals last season, the 28 year old was also named Bundesliga player of the year in 2016.