Dani Ceballos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made an appearance or two in various Teams of the Week after Arsenal’s win over Burnley.
In Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week, both players made an appearance. Crooks wrote that Ceballos “seems to have a touch of the Aaron Ramsey about him, albeit a little more mobile”, which is high praise for the 23-year-old.
The BBC also pointed out that Ceballos had the most touches, created the most chances and attempted the most passes of any Arsenal player against Burnley. He was pivotal to the side’s performance and it’s no surprise he made Crooks’ team.
As for Aubameyang, Crooks writes “in his current form it was inevitable the Gabon international would put Burnley to the sword and he did”.
Aubameyang didn’t make it into Jamie Redknapp’s Team of the Weekend, but Ceballos did, and Redknapp was particularly complimentary of the Spaniard.
Undoubtedly, Aubameyang’s goal against Burnley was excellent, and the type of finish that deserves to win a match. I probably wouldn’t have had him in the Team of the Week myself either, just because I feel he has even more to offer.
We all know his goalscoring capabilities are world-class, so even an impressive finish like his at the weekend is almost expected at this point. The striker deservedly has higher standards attached to him than most in the league, and he could have done a little more with one or two other opportunities in the match.
As for Ceballos, there’s no way you could leave him out this week. Now he just needs to repeat the trick away at Anfield.