Wednesday May 01, 2019. 09:15
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy has stated his opinion that Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the Premier League's best forward.
The Arsenal attacker has scored 24 goals from 46 appearances across all competitions this season – 19 of them in the Premier League, where is just two goals adrift of current leading scorer Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt).
Duffy will come face-to-face with the Gabon international this coming Sunday when Brighton host the Gunners on the South Coast.
The central defender told The Argus: "We were having that conversation. I was sitting at the table and everyone kept mentioning [Fulham’s Aleksandar] Mitrovic.
"Yes, he was tough, but Aubameyang's got that class.
"If he turns up and gets it played to him he will punish not even us, top six teams in the world.
"It's one to be excited about. I love playing against them.
“For me he is the best striker I have played against in the league this year. Hopefully I can get the better of it."