Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain in the club and become a greater player.
His magnificent winning goal downed London rivals, Chelsea.
His head coach challenged him to put himself alongside the likes of Ian Wright and Thierry Henry in Arsenal’s history.
“In sport, it’s the toughest thing, that’s for sure, so he’s made things easy – look at the second goal he’s scored,” Arteta said to Goal.
“At this football club we have always had great strikers and Auba deserves to be named and associated with the major stars. He’ll get closer to it by winning awards and the more he’ll stay there too. We will hopefully have him for longer.”
“Perhaps the main challenge as well was convincing [Aubameyang] to work the way he does,” Arteta said.
“He was going to be more rewarded, more appreciated and so the recognition moves from admiration to respect – admiration from his team-mates, the people who deal for him and the public.”
“I believe he has achieved it already, the way he behaves himself on and off the field.”