When Arsenal face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will face his former boss Jurgen Klopp.
The two worked together succesfully at Borussia Dortmund, and while the German says he’s not really in contact with the striker anymore, he’s cognisant of the threat his former player poses.
Liverpool haven’t been completely convincing defensively so far this season, and that’s something Unai Emery will be trying to take advantage of when the two sides meet.
Speaking about Aubameyang, Klopp said, “Auba has no real weakness apart from his fashion sense!
“It is four years since I worked with him and we are not really in contact any more but he was my player so I follow his career. I like him as a person so I am happy that it has worked out really well.
“He was playing as a winger with Saint-Etienne when we signed him so that’s how we used him at first.
“Then we suddenly needed a No 9 because Lewandowski left us, and when we tried Auba we realised he is a really good central striker.
“It did not happen immediately, but over time he developed incredibly in the position and became a goal machine.”
The Mugsmashers boss sounded a little cautious of the potential threat of Arsenal on the break, because of the speed of Aubameyang and the new record signing Nicolas Pepe.
“So far when we have defended against him we have managed OK, but it’s never possible to do it 100% properly because of the speed he has,” he continued.
“He is a brilliant footballer and really good at being the connecting point too.
“Pepe is another one with proper speed who offers runs in behind, so that is something else we have to consider.”
Let’s hope we can take something from this game, a win would put us top but you wouldn’t argue with a draw.