Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he’s happy to do whatever job Unai Emery asks of him but has made it clear that his favoured position is up front.
The 29 year old has played out on the left for large portions of the season, but when given the nod up top against Bournemouth last weekend he showed his value as a penalty box poacher with the winning goal at the Vitality Stadium.
It will surely have given the Arsenal boss something to think this weekend ahead of the North London derby, and with Alexandre Lacazette coming back from a groin injury chances are he’ll be selected there on Sunday again.
As such, he’s hoping to follow in some famous Arsenal footsteps in a game against the old enemy.
“It’s good when you are coming to work and you have great examples, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp,” he said.
“It’s great to try to follow that. We try to follow in their footsteps. It’s not pressure, but you have to be good so you work for that.
“I prefer to play as a striker, but I’m a guy who wants to work for the team as well. If they need me on the wing, I will play on the wing, of course.
“But I prefer to play up front.”
Aubameyang is joint top goalscorer in the Premier League at the moment, level with Sergio Aguero and obviously it would be great if he could add to his tally of 8 on Sunday.
Earlier this week the former Borussia Dortmund man spoke about the possibility of donning a mask if he finds the back of the net against Sp*rs – we gave him a wide variety to choose from – and Arsenal fans won’t care what he wears as long as we take all three points to go above the vagrant wankladles in the Premier League table.