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…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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):

No player has scored more premier league goals since his arrival than aubameyang

“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).

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Harry Kane of Tottenham looks dejected as he walks past the European Cup after the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Harry Kane of Tottenham looks dejected as he walks past the European Cup after the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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.

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