Ray Parlour disagrees with Gary Neville over Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgRay Parlour disagrees with Gary Neville over Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour believes Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs to maintain his goalscoring form over a longer period to be considered a Premier League legend.Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville paid tribute to Aubameyang on Monday Night Football, describing the Gabon international as ‘world class’ and potentially a ‘Premier League great’.Aubameyang scored a brace to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 on Sunday, taking his tally to the season to 19 goals from 30 matches.The 30-year-old has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players following his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 but Parlour doubts he can be considered a Premier League great just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-praises-arsenal-team-beating-everton-3-2-2116792/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Arsenal hero told talkSPORT: ‘You’ve got to look at longevity a little bit more. Sergio Aguero, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, they’ve done it year in, year out.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You can’t argue against his record. If he hadn’t scored the goals he’s scored this season Arsenal could be in a relegation battle than trying to get in the top five.‘He’s been such an important player. The goals he scores and how clinical he makes him very similar to Henry.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Whether we can call him a Premier League great just yet? I’m not too sure.’Hailing the influence of Aubameyang, Neville said on Monday: ‘You talk about Arsenal lacking characters and lacking leadership – I think this guy’s everything you would want.‘There’s a bit of Ian Wright in him, I think there’s a bit of nastiness in him, in his interviews after the game he shows personality and character.‘He works hard off the ball, he works hard on the ball. If you look at his minutes per goal, he’s one minute behind Thierry Henry. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 10:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link90Shares Advertisement Ray Parlour disagrees with Gary Neville over Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gary Neville described Aubameyang as ‘world class’ (Picture: Getty)‘Now Henry played over a longer period of time, he’s ahead of [Mohamed] Salah, Van Nistelrooy.‘Ruud van Nistelrooy at Manchester United, it felt like he scored a goal every 10 seconds – Aubameyang’s scoring a goal ahead in minutes per goal than Van Nistelrooy.‘It’s unbelievable this performance from this lad over two-and-a-half years.‘He’s not mentioned as world class, we don’t mention him as a Premier League great, and I think we have to.’MORE: Man City beat Arsenal and Barcelona to signing of Yan CoutoMORE: Mikel Arteta told to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepelast_img

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