Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the goal of the season in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford, according to Dean Saunders.
The Gabon international sealed a vital victory for Unai Emery’s side after capitalising on a mistake from Ben Foster in the first half at Vicarage Road.
Foster took too long to clear the ball and Aubameyang was able to close down the Watford goalkeeper, whose clearance cannoned off the Arsenal striker and flew into the net.
Saunders, who played for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Benfica, has praised Aubameyang’s determination and believes the Arsenal’s striker’s goal was even better than Mohamed Salah’s long-range effort in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
‘Aubameyang’s goal, for me, this is going to sound stupid, is goal of the season for me,’ Saunders told talkSPORT.
‘You look at Salah’s goal and you think, ‘how can that be better?’. ‘Aubameyang has chased a lost cause, which is a goal he’s got out of nothing, closed down Ben Foster and turned it into a goal.
‘A spectacular goal for me, being a striker and coaching strikers, I enjoyed that goal more than Salah’s goal.
‘Because he turned a backpass, he didn’t have to do it, effort and determination, if Aubameyang like a lot of strikers didn’t chase him he [Foster] plants it forward. He’s made a goal out of absolutely nothing and won them the game.’