Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is always checking the football scores after Arsenal games to see if his rivals for the Premier League Golden Boot have scored.
The Gabon striker netted against Bournemouth on Wednesday night to take his league tally for the season to 16 – two behind Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who tops the leaderboard.
On Saturday Aubameyang travels to Wembley for the north London derby, and he admits Spurs striker Harry Kane is one player he is always keeping tabs on.
Asked if thinks about his striker rivals, Aubameyang told Ian Wright in an interview for the Premier League: ‘Yeah of course. I always watch on my phone after the games, of course. ‘You know that feeling, you have to check because it’s not like in Germany.
In Germany, okay, I have to check if [Robert] Lewandowski scored, but here you have to check all the games, so many people.
‘But it’s cool, it’s nice. It’s a great challenge for a striker when you have a lot of good strikers in other teams so then after the season you can compare yourself to other players.’ Asked if he looks at anyone in particular, Aubameyang continued: ‘Yeah, Harry Kane, of course.
‘Because you know he’s playing for Spurs – but I know he was playing for Arsenal before. ‘So I look at him because I know he’s a good striker and he scores goals.
A lot, a lot, a lot. So always when I check it, he’s always scoring, and I say, “Oh”.’