Reported Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks on Premier League


The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Quoted by The Star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has explained that he likes the Premier League because of the space afforded to strikers, and claims Liverpool have "something special" under Jurgen Klopp.

The Borussia Dortmund hitman has been linked with a big-money summer move to Arsenal (The Telegraph) and the Gabon ace did little to stem the tide of those rumours by admitting his affinity for England's top flight.

The 26-year-old, who has netted 38 times in all competitions so far this season, explains that the Premier League appeals to him due to the amount of space that attacking players are given, though claimed it was his "dream" to play his football in Spain.

Aubameyang was in the Dortmund side who were eliminated from the Europa League by Liverpool in dramatic circumstances earlier this month, and the African star says that the Reds have a bright future under Klopp, who brought him to Signal Iduna Park in 2013.

“My dream is to play in Spain, because my mother is from Spain and I have some family there. It is one of my dreams. But for the moment I’m in Germany," he said via The Star.

“I watch the Premier League for sure. I watch some games. The teams are very, very good and I like it because every game is open.

"And there’s so much space – and I love space because then I can run! That’s why it’s a very good and very special league.”

He added regarding the Europa League elimination: “For sure I think Jurgen Klopp was a factor. When we played in Dortmund, everyone was speaking about him and he knows us.

“After 3-1 I don’t think we thought ‘OK, now we can keep calm’, but I think we were a little bit too deep in our own half. Normally we’d have done more pressing and it would have been good.

“Liverpool have something special. Klopp has brought this energy. They can win every time, and even when they’re losing they can come back. They have something special I think, and they can win the Europa League for sure.”

The Gunners certainly need a striker if they are to progress next season, with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck both failing to impress in a central role this season - although the latter only returned from long-term injury in March.

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