Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being heavily linked with a Borussia Dortmund exit this summer, with Real Madrid and Manchester United thought to be leading the race for his signature. His international teammate Daniel Cousin has urged him to choose an Arsenal switch over Manchester United though, suggesting that the combination of Mesut Özil and Aubameyang would be enough to win us the title, as reported by The Evening Standard.
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Cousin insists that his compatriot is keen on a move to England, with Manchester United and Manchester City seeming likely destinations.
“I think he wants to move to England,” Cousin told the BBC (via The Standard).
“The Premier League is a different style to Germany; it’s more physical and, for me, it’s a good moment for Pierre to move to a big club like Man United or Man City.
“Yes [he would be a success]. I think he can score more goals and get more experience with a big team. With [Jose] Mourinho at Man United, and [Pep] Guardiola [at City], I think this kind of coach can help Pierre-Emerick to progress.”
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Despite suggesting he’d experience success at United or City though, the Gabon international insisted that Arsenal was the best club for Aubameyang. He’s been freescoring for Dortmund over the last couple of seasons, and with Özil behind him he’d surely continue in that vein.
“Arsenal [are the team he should join]! The team plays very well and Arsenal needs a striker to win the title next season,” he added.
“I think if he plays with Özil… I think he can play very well with them.”
It would be absolutely fantastic if we were to sign Aubameyang, although in all honesty it’s hard to see it happening. The 26-year-old will have some of the biggest clubs in the world chasing his signature this summer, and the fee he’s likely to command will be absolutely massive.
It also seems unlikely that he’ll make a move to either Manchester club though, with Real Madrid seeming like a more realistic option. It would be a disaster if Aubameyang were to join a Premier League rival, but if he did join someone like Madrid or Bayern Munich then that could open the door for another top striker to leave.
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It seems unlikely that Cousin will get his wish, but hopefully a potential Aubameyang exit could end up benefitting us in the long run.