Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to move to the Premier League this season and would be best suited to Arsenal, according to his Gabon team-mate Daniel Cousin.
Aubameyang has been heavily tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, with Gabon coach Jorge Costa claiming the 26-year-old had asked not to be selected for international duty because he “is in the process of changing clubs”.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke on Monday described the claim as “nonsense”, but Cousin says Aubameyang does in fact have his heart set on a transfer.
He told the BBC World Service: “I think he wants to move to England. The Premier League is a different style to Germany; it’s more physical and, for me, it’s a good moment for Pierre to move to a big club like Manchester United or Manchester City.
“Yes [he would be a success]. I think he can score more goals and get more experience with a big team.”
Several clubs have been linked with Aubameyang, and while Cousin believes the former AC Milan youth would improve by joining either of the Manchester clubs, he reckons Arsenal would be his ideal destination.
“With Jose Mourinho at Man United and Pep Guardiola at Man City, I think this kind of coach can help Pierre-Emerick to progress,” Cousin added.
“[If I was choosing his club, it would be] Arsenal because the team play very well.
“Arsenal need another striker if they are to win the title. And I think if he played with Mesut Ozil and his assists, he would play very well.”