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Michael Owen fancies two Arsenal youngsters to emulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: report

Former Premier League star Michael Owen has named a couple of Arsenal youngsters, who could emulate captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the future in terms of the goalscoring.

Aubameyang has been a crucial performer for the Gunners this term and he has already contributed 20 goals in all competitions including 17 in the ongoing Premier League campaign.

The next highest scorer for the season has been Gabriel Martinelli with 10 goals and Owen believes the Brazilian and Eddie Nketiah have the potential to consistently find the net like Aubameyang.

“They’re bringing a few young players through, Nketiah, Martinelli scoring goals as well, he told Premier League productions, as relayed by Metro.

“You never know, one of those two lads up front could turn into proper players and be like him [Aubameyang], scoring 20-plus goals a season and they’re worth their weight in gold.”

Martinelli initially impressed in the Cup competitions for the Gunners before making an impact in the Premier League with three goals between December and January.

The 18-year-old has since struggled to command regular gametime due to the presence of Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe on the flanks and he will need to remain patient at the current phase of his career.

Nketiah, on the other hand, has benefited from the average form of Alexandre Lacazette upfront. He has scored three times since his loan return from Leeds United in January and one of those came during the 3-2 league win over Everton.

The Gunners graduate has already shown the quality of his finishing but he still needs to make quicker decisions in the box when presented with chances to score.

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