These are exciting times for Arsenal – and they could get a lot better soon.
The Gunners, who won the FA Cup last weekend, are linked with signing two high-profile Brazilians in the form of Willian and Philippe Coutinho.
Willian, who’s been with Chelsea for seven years, has reportedly agreed a three-year deal to join Arsenal on a Bosman [ESPN], while AS Sport claimed on Wednesday that they were also closing in on Coutinho.
Both might not happen, and there’s certainly been some doubt cast on the Coutinho deal recently, but if they do sign then the player who benefits most is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 31-year-old has had another monstrous season for the Emirates Stadium club, scoring 29 goals from 44 games in all competitions, but he could get even better.
That’s because only seven players in the Premier League created more goalscoring chances for his team-mates than Willian did last season, Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah being two of them.
That will undeniably help Aubameyang – if he stays in North London, that is – and then there’s Coutinho, somebody who has 41 goals and 35 assists in 152 Premier League games for Liverpool.
Creatively, Arsenal could be about to get a lot better and if that’s the case, Aubameyang could go from being an outstanding goalscorer to a terrifying one.