Bernd Leno names Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the ‘best striker in the Premier League’

Arsenal FC goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Leno played against Aubameyang in the Bundesliga (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has named teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Premier League’s best striker, above the likes of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

The Gabon international has had another prolific season for the Gunners, scoring 17 league goals this campaign.

With his current deal at the Emirates Stadium due to expire in the summer of 2021, Aubameyang has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the next transfer window.

Leno, who came up against Aubameyang in the Bundesliga whilst playing for Bayer Leverkusen, believes the striker is the best in England’s top-flight.

‘It was always very hard to play against Auba! In Germany, like in England, he was the best striker in the league with Lewandowski,’ he said in a Reddit AMA.

‘Every time he scored a lot of goals and sometimes against me as well. It was very hard to play against him.

‘But I’m very happy that he’s now on my team and that the other keepers are in the bad position I was in!

‘I think he’s the best striker in the Premier League – I’m so happy he’s our captain.’

Arsenal FC striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has 17 league goals this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admitted last week that although Aubameyang’s exit would leave a gaping hole in the Gunners’ attack, the striker may have to leave the club to further his own career.

He told Sky Sports’ The Football Show: ‘Listen everybody will do whatever they have to do. How am I going to say to somebody to stay when I left?

‘Things happen, but that doesn’t kill the love you have for a place. But as an Arsenal fan you want them to stay.

‘But as a football player, he will assess the situation with his family, with his dad – that I know also – and they will see what is the best for them.

‘If you’re an Arsenal man you don’t want him to leave, but also the guy has a career and I don’t know what’s in his head or where he wants to go.’

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