Mikel Arteta believes that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the greats, even if he hasn’t won a league title, you know, like Harry Kane…
Aubameyang is the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer this season, tied along with Jamie Vardy.
Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie, Arteta was asked about his captain and the fact the 30-year-old has not won a league title during his career. Doe this diminish his status as a great, a question they’d never ask about Harry Kane.
Arteta clearly thought the same…
“Auba is right up there with the best scorers in this league,” said Arteta, ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Olympiacos on Thursday evening. “In the last 10 years, what he has done in the game is phenomenal. In my opinion, he is up there with the best.”
He’s not wrong. Since arriving in the Premier League, no player has scored more (or played in a more chaotic team):
“Yeah [he does need silverware to be considered a great], but Harry Kane has scored 30 goals [a season] and never won the Premier League. There are a lot of top teams in this country and only one wins the league. You can’t have everything.”
For the record, Auba has three trophies (Coupe de Ligue, DFB-Pokal and SFL Supercup).
Harry Kane has no trophies, of any sort.
In addition, Auba, despite only being in the Premier League and England for just two years has already won the Premier League Golden Boot. Kane has won it twice, although he has played in the Premier League for six years and in England since he was a kid.