Aaron Ramsey hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s match-winning quality after the Gabon international scored twice and grabbed an assist to help Arsenal to a 4-2 win against Sp*rs.
The striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot inside the first ten minutes and then grabbed a vital equaliser with a superb first time effort from outside the box to shift momentum back in favour of the Gunners.
To cap a superb man-of-the-match performance the 29-year-old then set-up Lucas Torreira who killed off the game with 13 minutes remaining.
After the game, Ramsey, who grabbed two assists off the bench, went so far as to compare Aubameyang with the club’s record-goalscorer Thierry Henry.
“It [his second goal] was unbelievable but he does that in training all the time.,” he told Arsenal.com.
“He just eases the ball into the corners but with pace as well. It reminds me of Thierry Henry’s finishes, so he has that in the locker. He’s been fabulous for us.”
He added: “I think it was important for us to score that goal. Then you could really feel that the atmosphere was electric.
“That really helped us to get over the line and win convincingly in the end.
“I’ve been here now for many, many years so it means an awful lot to me and the fans as well. I’m just glad I could play my part and we can all go home happy tonight.”
Sent on as a half-time substitute with the score 2-1 in Tottenham’s favour, Ramsey knew he had to make an impact.
Reflecting on the instructions given to him and how he implemented them, he explained, “I was trying to play in between the lines, trying to pull the team forward, turning in little areas and we have some strikers who are in great form at the moment.
“It’s easy to pick out their runs and most of the time they put the ball in the back of the net. I’m happy with the way that I performed and the way that the team performed as well.”