Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace in Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 Europa League victory over Tottenham Hotspur prior to the international break was yet further evidence as to why Manchester United and Arsenal must vie to sign him this summer.
The 26-year-old, who has 33 goals in all competitions to his name this season, single-handedly sent Mauricio Pochettino's side crashing out of the tournament at White Hart Lane in what was a fine display.
And Aubameyang, who has been rejuvenated since Thomas Tuchel succeeded Jurgen Klopp as manager last summer, is now one of football's finest talents and would be a big hit at Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium.
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At the start of the season, few expected Dortmund to challenge for the Bundesliga title given how they spent much of last campaign languishing in the bottom half of the table.
However, Aubameyang is one of many players to thrive since Klopp's departure and help steer his side to second, with Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan also much improved.
Aubameyang has netted a staggering amount of goals this campaign and is the closest challenger to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the race to be crowned Bundesliga top goalscorer.
His pace and ruthlessness in front of goal has seen him linked with a £70 million move to some of Europe's biggest clubs - and the striker would be ideal for Arsenal or United if they decide to pursue him.
If Aubameyang did opt to join an English side he would undoubtedly walk into any starting XI, given he is a significant upgrade on what many of the supposed ‘top four’ teams currently possess.
Olivier Giroud has improved a great deal at Arsenal but still lacks a killer instinct, whilst Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck have also blown hot and cold this campaign.
United are still looking for an heir to Wayne Rooney, and whilst Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have impressed, the young duo could do with learning from somebody with similar strengths and weaknesses.
Even if Chelsea were to enter the race he would be an improvement on the turbulent Diego Costa, yet Aubameyang's rip-roaring form may yet see him join a La Liga side instead.
The Gabon international will prove a big hit wherever he ends up, but it's imperative Arsenal and United at least enquire into his availability amidst their respective bids to rediscover dominance in the English top-flight.
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