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BBC Sport pundit talks up Aubameyang at Arsenal

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Garth Crooks has heaped praise on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his solid start to the season with Arsenal.

The Gabon international has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League games this term against Newcastle United and Burnley and he netted the winner on both occasions.

Aubameyang fired home the winner for Unai Emery’s men against Burnley at The Emirates on Saturday lunchtime as the north London side made it two wins from two in the top flight.

The 30-year-old has now scored two in two and will be hoping to continue that form when the Gunners travel to Liverpool FC in the top flight on Saturday evening.

And Crooks says that Arsenal are very lucky to have a player of Aubameyang’s quality at their disposal.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “Arsenal are very lucky to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“He was messed around last season by Unai Emery and some players might have said ‘shove it’.

“He was often the chief architect of Arsenal’s victories in the big games last season.

“Burnley are not a big club but they are not afraid of those that are. The Clarets had enough chances to get something out of the match and should have done.

“However, with Aubameyang in his current form it was inevitable the Gabon international would put Burnley to the sword – and he did.”

Arsenal have won their opening two Premier League games for the first time in more than 10 years as they target a top-four finish this term.

The Gunners have not lifted the Premier League trophy since 2003-04 and they ended up in fifth place and without a trophy under Emery last season.

Arsenal lost the Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea FC last season.

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