While there may be a touch of controversy surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right now due to his supposed breaching of the COVID-19 rules in place across England, the player was able to get back to near enough his best in an impressive win over Leeds United last weekend.
As noted during an interview with Arsenal.com, one man who looks up to Aubameyang as a striker is none other than Bukayo Saka – who, in his own right, is starting to carve out a real identity for himself at the Emirates this season.
“He is amazing,” Saka said. “I can’t speak highly enough of him. He showed everyone how much quality he has, when he gets a chance he is going to put it away.
“He can do everything, so we are so happy to have him and it’s good that he got a hat-trick for his confidence. We have a big week ahead and we hope he can score some more goals for us.
“I hope [this can be a turning point],” Saka added. “The last two games we lost, but I thought we were quite unlucky. So to get this one over the line, get the win, it sets us up for quite a tough week and gives us a lot of confidence going into the games.
“As a young player you get that experience and around you people are there to guide you when things aren’t going well. They can give you confidence, instructions and things like that. I just feel like Arteta has got the right balance for us at the moment.”
Will Aubameyang serve as a great role model for Bukayo Saka?