Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang isn’t an archetypal Arsenal striker, but should bring goals to the starting line-up.


ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Arsenal unveil new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at London Colney on January 31, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Paradoxically, Aubameyang can also be wasteful in front of goal. This is perhaps down to the sheer volume of chances he’s on the end of, but he can miss big chances. In this sense, he’s quite similar to Paris St. Germain’s Edinson Cavani.

While his overall game isn’t bad, it’s not overly impressive, either.

Aubameyang plays to his strengths, and that means keeping himself out of the build-up. He averages under 20 passes a game for Dortmund this season, and has managed only one key pass per game and three assists. Don’t expect him to be setting-up chances for his teammates.

He’s also not a striker who will create his own chances. He averages just 0.3 dribbles per game, which is surprisingly low for a player of his speed. If the service isn’t coming his way, you’ll barely notice him playing.