Arsenal had an incredibly difficult task on the opening day of the new 2019/20 Premier League season as they headed over to St James’ Park to face off against Newcastle in their own backyard.
And at the end of the day, a brilliant finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the only thing that separated the two teams after the 90 minutes.
Of course, that goal and the incredible effort from the pacy Gabon forward didn’t go unnoticed.
Ian Wright, one of Arsenal’s icons, spoke about Aubameyang for BBC Radio and he showered the Gunners’ saviour with all sorts of praise when he shared a snippet from it on Instagram.
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🎙️Last night talking about Auba's goal scoring record and that finish against Newcastle. Original question from Kels was whether Auba is underrated? I said NO because you don't get to have the goal scoring record he has + the multiple individual awards he's achieved without being highly respected by his peers. If he arrives a few years earlier there is no doubt he would be our clubs leading scorer. Absolutely lethal and a man that always speaks about putting the team first. I wish him nothing but as many injury free years as possible. #MondayNightClub #5Live (link to the full show in bio) #FootballDaily #Arsenal @bbc5live
Among other things, he mentioned how Aubameyang is absolutely lethal and wished him nothing but as many injury-free years as possible.
For professional football players, that just might be the single most important aspect of their careers.
It didn’t take long for Aubameyang to respond to Wright, thanking him for the kind words.
The Gunners will host Burnley at the Emirates for their next campaign challenge that takes place on 17 August.