Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes Harry Kane admission ahead of derby | Football | Sport


Aubameyang has scored 16 Premier League goals this season and is in contention for the Golden Boot award.

But Harry Kane, who has just returned from injury, is only one behind the Gabon international, despite missing two months of action.

The two hit-men come face to face in the north London derby on Saturday afternoon in a clash that’ll be sure to deliver.

Kane won two Golden Boots in consecutive seasons before Mohamed Salah’s record-setting campaign last year.

And Aubameyang, who spoke to Ian Wright in an interview for the Premier League, has admitted he keeps an eye on other strikers’ goal tallies every week.

“Yeah of course [I watch others]. I always watch on my phone after the games, of course,” he said.

“You know that feeling, you have to check because it’s not like in Germany.

“In Germany, okay, I have to check if [Robert] Lewandowski scored, but here you have to check all the games, so many people.

“But it’s cool, it’s nice. It’s a great challenge for a striker when you have a lot of good strikers in other teams so then after the season you can compare yourself to other players.”

And quizzed on whether he watches any particular rival players, Aubameyang had this response.

He said: “Yeah, Harry Kane, of course.

“Because you know he’s playing for Spurs – but I know he was playing for Arsenal before.

“So I look at him because I know he’s a good striker and he scores goals. A lot, a lot, a lot. So always when I check it, he’s always scoring, and I say, ‘oh’.”

When the sides last met earlier in the season, Aubameyang scored twice in a 4-2 win over Tottenham at the Emirates.

The win took Arsenal above their rivals at the time, but since then, Spurs have racked up the wins and are in third place.

Both teams will need to be at their best, though, if they want to maintain hopes of a top-four finish, along with the all important north London bragging rights.

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