​​Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes ​Tottenham striker Harry Kane is proof Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does not need to win trophies to prove that he is world-class.


Aubameyang has been Arsenal ’s top performer since his big-money move from ​Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring 60 goals. 


But the Gabon international is yet to win any silverware with the Gunners and has been linked with a move to ​Barcelona in recent times to help him chase trophies.


Aubameyang has been in the headlines this week after his two-goal haul against ​Everton on Sunday took him level with Jamie Vardy at the top of the ​Premier League scoring charts with 17 goals to his name.


But Arteta responded by highlighting the fact that Kane’s 30 league goals in the 2016-17 campaign wasn’t enough to fire Spurs to the title as they finished second to ​Chelsea


"Harry Kane has scored 30 goals [in 2016/17] but never won the Premier League, you know," ​said the Arsenal manager.



"So it’s a good example of players doing phenomenally well, but unfortunately, there’s a lot of top teams in the country and only one wins the league. You can’t have everything in life."


Arteta did, however, accept that winning trophies makes it easier to hang on to players and helps them get the recognition they deserve.


“Obviously top players are playing at clubs that are winning constantly, there is more impact on that,” he added before concluding, “But we all know how good Auba is. It is remarkable what he is doing and how consistent he has been over the years to do it, which is very, very difficult to do. I think we all appreciate, at least at the club, his value and what he brings to us."


​Arsenal host Olympiacos at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie. The Gunners boast a 1-0 lead from last week's reverse fixture in Athens thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's late goal.