Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has described summer acquisition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as 'an Arsene Wenger player', and is delighted to have beaten Arsenal to the signature of the Gabonese striker.

Aubameyang joined from Saint-Etienne for around £12 million in July, and has impressed so far during his short spell in Dortmund, having scored a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut.

According to The Sun, Arsenal had also been in the running to sign the 24-year-old, but BVB were able to clinch a deal ahead of the Premier League leaders.

Klopp counts himself fortunate to have secured the transfer of Aubameyang, who he believes could have been a perfect fit for Arsenal and Wenger.

And, says the affable German coach, there is something of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry about Aubameyang, who is in line to face the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

"I followed Aubameyang for two years. He’s absolutely an Arsene Wenger player," Klopp told The Sun.

"Luck was on our side. He wanted to come to us. If you could cut his hair short he’d be a little bit like Thierry Henry. He is va-va-voom."

Arsenal host Dortmund on in the Champions League this week looking to maintain their 100 percent start to the group stages, having posted victories against Marseille and Napoli in their opening two fixtures.

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