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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have to wait for Arsenal debut

05 February 2018

Gabon striker Aubameyang joined from Dortmund on deadline day for a club record £56 million, reuniting with Armenia midfielder Mkhitaryan, who arrived earlier in the window from United in a swap deal for Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger says his team Arsenal must improve on their defending when they face Everton on Saturday in an English Premier League clash.

The north London side were heavily linked with a move to sign the 30-year-old defender in the mid-season window but a move failed to materialise. Ironically, former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott was the man responsible for the result as he scored a brace in his league debut for Everton.

The big Czech goalkeeper may have made an uncharacteristic mistake in Arsenal's loss to Swansea this month, but he still remains a solid pair of hands at the back at his best.

The 2015 African Footballer of the Year isn't shy about aiming high and has already admitted he would love to earn comparisons with Henry.

"Yes, because our defensive numbers are not good enough and that's where we needed some possible strengthening as well". And they have a lot of possession in the opponent's half that we have not'.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in line to make his debut despite suffering from sickness
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in line to make his debut despite suffering from sickness

'I know him from France - he played for St Etienne and Bastia - and usually his behaviour was never a problem. "I think that's why it's a little bit easier on the pitch", Aubameyang added. I wanted to do more.

Aubameyang departed Dortmund with hurt feelings all around following his suspension by the club for a match against Wolfsburg after missing a team meeting. I can only imagine which team will mark out Aubameyang, LACA, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ozil for 90mins (may God help them).

They have conceded 34 goals in the Premier League - more than any other side in the top six.

Despite the new wealth of options in attack, Wenger recognises Arsenal remain weak at the back.

Arsenal will be looking to quickly move on from the shock midweek defeat at the Swansea City when they welcome Everton to the Emirates on Saturday. The 28-year-old England global has made a good start at his new club, contributing an assist in Everton's 1-1draw against West Bromwich Albion before scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Wednesday.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have to wait for Arsenal debut