I am a quick player like Henry: Aubameyang

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 - 04:01 GMT

Arsenal's new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Press image courtesy of Arsenal's official website

Arsenal's new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Press image courtesy of Arsenal's official website

CAIRO – 01 February 2018: The Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed for Arsenal on Wednesday, compared himself to the French 'Gunners' legend Thierry Henry when defining himself as a "quick" player who scores goals, "a bit like Henry."

In statements made on the Arsenal website, the 28-year-old, who came from Borussia Dortmund for €56 million (£63.7 million), stressed that Henry is an "example" for all strikers and that he will work hard to be like him.

"I think the club has a great history and great players like Thierry Henry, he is an example for us strikers, I am very happy to be here," added the former Milan squad member.

Amongest his goals at the new club, which is currently in sixth place, three points behind Tottenham Hotspur, Aubameyang hopes to help them return "to the top as quickly as possible."

"I will do my best to make it so," said the African forward. After weeks of negotiations, Arsenal and Dortmund reached an agreement for the transfer of the player, who passed the relevant medical review on Tuesday, for €56 million, which makes him the most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history, exceeding the €46.5 million paid last summer to Olympique de Lyon for the French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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