But he definitely looks like a player who has a role to play in the coming season.
Arsenal have traditionally lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation under Arsene Wenger, a system that the new Gunners boss was an advocate of during his time with Sevilla.
So far this summer the north London club have been active in recruiting personnel, but they've not made any attacking signings, which doesn't concern Emery as he's comfortable with his striking options.
Saunders has little sympathy for Arsenal as they once again find themselves facing a contract quandary, having endured similar struggles with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez last season. "We have to allow time for him to bring his own style and the way he wants to play".
The Gabonese scored 100 goals in his last 118 Bundesliga games.
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Alexandre Lacazette starts up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named on the bench while Reiss Nelson, Alex Iwobi and Eddie Nketiah offer support in attack. If they can start clicking immediately in the Premier League, they could form a devastating partnership reminiscent of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in Liverpool's 2013-14 campaign.
The Gunners will now switch their attention to their Premier League opener against Manchester City next weekend, but Italian giants Lazio have two more friendlies before opening their Serie A season against Napoli on August 18.
The Wales worldwide has just one year remaining on his current contract, but the Gunners coach has once again reiterated his desire to keep the midfielder at the Emirates, despite negations regarding an extension having hit a standstill. "It's hard but it's what you expect of a coach of that stature and a big club".
"They have other players who can also do that, but if he can perform, if it's a good season for him, they have a chance to win the league".
"Aubameyang is very, very good".
Arsenal announced the deal on Friday, with Akpom moving overseas again after spending part of last season on loan in Belgium.