Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang assesses Arsenal’s title chances ahead of Liverpool clash

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang discussed the club's Premier League title chances of their clash with Liverpool on Canal+
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Arsenal ‘believe’ they can win the Premier League title (Picture: Canal+)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has talked up Arsenal’s title chances and says the club are aiming to be a ‘nuisance’ for Liverpool this evening and throughout the Premier League campaign.

Third-placed Arsenal sit above Liverpool on goal difference ahead of their trip to Anfield and will no doubt be buoyed after three wins on the trot in all competitions.

But it’s been eight years since the Gunners last tasted victory at the stadium and current manager Mikel Arteta was on the winning team that day.

Aubameyang looks on in Arsenal training
The Arsenal forward is yet to score against Liverpool in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)

Aubameyang scored a sublime early goal as Arsenal beat Liverpool to lift the Community Shield last month but the Gabon international is yet to find the net against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the English top flight.

However, the striker appears unfazed despite this not-so-flattering record and insists Arsenal’s squad are full of belief that they can beat the champions and end their long wait for the title this season.

‘It would be impressive,’ Aubameyang told Canal+ when asked whether Arsenal can win the title this term.

‘Our aim is to be a nuisance for Liverpool (tonight) and all season.

‘We believe we can [win the title].’

Aubameyang looks on during Arsenal's clash with West Ham
Aubameyang is yet to score against Liverpool in the top flight (Picture: Getty)

Elsewhere in the interview, Aubameyang confirmed that he had turned down an offer to join Barcelona before putting pen to paper on a new contract at the Emirates.

The Arsenal captain said: ‘There were several offers, notably from Barca, but also other clubs.

‘My priority was to stay for two reasons: the first is the coach, Mikel Arteta, because we spoke a fair amount during the lockdown, as they say here, we were at home and spoke several times and he convinced me, notably in terms of the project.

‘Of course, secondly, is the love that I receive from the fans and people at the club.

‘Since I have been here I have been treated like one of their own, and as I am one of their own, I am going to stay here, it is as simple as that.’

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