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Arsenal News: Club legend praises Bukayo Saka, wants to replace misfiring Aubameyang

Arsenal legend Michael Thomas praised Bukayo Saka and talked about Aubameyang's form and said he wants a replacement.

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Arsenal News: Club legend Michael Thomas recently talked about Aubameyang and the striker’s form as of late. He also talked about how Bukayo Saka would soon become the most crucial player in the Arsenal setup. 

Arsenal news: Who is Michael Thomas?

Michael Thomas is a retired footballer. He played for the Gunners between 1984-1991. During his time, the midfielder scored 24 goals in 163 appearances for Arsenal. 

The midfielder has won the Football League (now Premier League) title two times with Arsenal. He has also won the Football League cup and the FA Charity Shield for the club. The Englishman was also a reputed player for Liverpool during his time. Michael Thomas retired from football in 2001.

What did the Arsenal legend say about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

Arsenal News: Club legend praises Bukayo Saka, wants to replace out of form Aubameyang
Arsenal News: Club legend praises Bukayo Saka, wants to replace out of form Aubameyang

The Arsenal legend recently spoke in an interview with Caught Offside. In the interview, he talked about Arsenal in general. He had a very interesting answer when he was asked about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

Michael Thomas talked about how the striker’s form has been a “concern” in recent days. But he did praise Aubameyang by saying that he is doing everything right but scoring goals.

Thomas added “With both our experienced players up top not putting the ball in the net regularly. So we should think about dipping into the market.” But he did hope that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would find the back of the net against Manchester United. 

Aubameyang has scored just 4 goals in 12 Premier League games this season. This is very underwhelming as the striker has a very rich goalscoring record in England. To add to this Alexandre Lacazette has also scored just one goal. 

With the transfer window approaching, Arsenal are considering their options. The Gunners are reportedly on the lookout for a reputed striker. With Alvaro Morata and Dusan Vlahovic being high on their list of choices. 

What did Thomas say about Bukayo Saka?

The Arsenal legend also talked about the 20-year old Bukayo Saka. Michael Thomas said that he has been very impressed by the youngster. And he believes that Saka has shown a lot of character for his age. 

Michael Thomas added that Saka could be a better source of goals in the coming days. He said that he was impressed by the youngsters’ willingness to learn. Thomas also exclaimed that though Saka is good, there is still a lot in his tank. 

The Arsenal legend would go on to state that “He is definitely a player that should be scoring 10+ Premier League goals. And going forward this is what I’d like to see from him.”

Bukayo Saka has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in the Premier League this season. The 20-year old has already played 100+ games for Arsenal, scoring 14 goals. If he improves at this rate, Saka surely has a bright future in front of him.

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