Arsenal legend admits he'd swap Aubameyang for Tottenham's Harry Kane

Ray Parlour of Arsenal during the match between Arsenal Legends and Real Madrid Legends at Emirates Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already scored six Premier League goals for Unai Emery's Gunners this season - but is Harry Kane the better striker?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the 3rd Arsenal goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London,...

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has admitted that he would swap Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang for Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane despite the Gabonese goal-machine’s remarkable start to the season, speaking to talkSPORT.

Aubameyang simply cannot stop scoring right now. He has seven in seven games in the first few weeks of 2019/20 and it was his thunderbolt free-kick which secured a narrow 3-2 win against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The former Borussia Dortmund talisman also netted winners against Burnley and Newcastle, while helping The Gunners avoid a defeat in draws with Tottenham and Watford too.

 

But Parlour, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (25 September, 9.30am), still believes the best striker in North London is playing in white rather than Arsenal red.

“(Aubameyang) goes in an out of games, he’ll go missing for 10 minutes. But when he gets his chance he takes it,” Parlour said.

“(But) I’ll probably go Harry Kane.”

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (L) and Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang embrace on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between...

Parlour has a point. Aubameyang is a natural-born goalscorer, arguably Arsenal's best since Thierry Henry, but Kane offers far more than the 30-year-old outside of the penalty area, dropping deep to link the play and even acting as a number 10 at times when starting up front alongside the speedy Heung Min-Son.

Kane is arguably a more all-round centre-forward – but you’re unlikely to find many Arsenal fans who’d take him over Aubameyang right now.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2019 in...

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