Former England midfielder Paul Merson has expressed his opinion that Arsenal’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be a perfect fit for league rivals Manchester United.
The Old Trafford club have been in the market to sign attacking players in the recent past after the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the 2019 summer transfer window.
Former Arsenal attacker Merson, who is now working as a football pundit with Sky Sports, wrote an article where he expressed his opinion that the 30-year-old might well turn out to be a perfect addition to the United squad, where there is clearly over-reliance on the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
“Aubameyang is what Manchester United are missing,” he wrote.
“He is a goal scorer and goal scorers are priceless. If you look at United and the way they played against Manchester City a couple of weeks ago, I thought they were very, very good.
“But they are crying out for someone who is going to score them 20 to 25 goals, and that’s what Aubameyang can bring.
“He gets you 25 goals without even breaking sweat. Add a Jack Grealish if they can get him and then you’ve got Bruno Fernandes as well playing in behind a striker, Manchester United will be a major force.”
The Arsenal star has been linked with a move away from the North London-based club, especially as his current contract is expiring next summer.
Aubameyang has been a real sensation for the Gunners ever since joining them from the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
Since then, the versatile striker has represented Arsenal in 97 matches in all competitions where he already has 61 goals and 13 assists to his name.
Robin van Persie swapped Arsenal for Man United and won silverware, much to the Gunners supporters’ ire and seeing Aubameyang follow in his footsteps would be a tough pill to swallow.
- EFL Cup final preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool – prediction, team news, line-ups
- Napoli submit new offer for Mangala but Nottingham Forest not impressed
- Preview: Fulham vs Arsenal – Prediction, Team News, Line-ups
- Preview: England vs Malta – prediction, team news, line-ups
- Preview: Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion – prediction, team news, line-ups