FORMER Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino would rather have Danny Ings in his side than Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ings was on target during the comfortable victory at Carrow Road on Friday night.

Aubameyang has 17 top-flight goals to his name this season, with Saints' striker just one behind the Gabon international on 16.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarino said: “When you look at Aubameyang’s numbers, they’re extraordinary.

“But when you compare him to a player like Roberto Firmino for Liverpool, he hasn’t got the goals the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres did, but he does far more for the team.

“Danny Ings is like that, too, for me. He’s done this all season.

“Let’s not forget, Ings’ career has been wrecked by injury and he’s come back and looks so good, he just leads the line brilliantly.

“He’s a consistent threat, even when the team isn’t playing well he’s still trying his socks off.

“He also wants to be at the football club, he wants to be at Southampton, he wanted to leave Liverpool and go there to play football.

“This year he’s got one more Premier League goal than Danny Ings, but Ings has given a lot more to Southampton. 

"His commitment to the team, he has a desire that drives the other players around him and makes them a better side.

“That’s one of the problems I see for Arteta, with players likes Aubameyang and Ozil.

“So, if I had a choice, I’d take Ings over Aubameyang.”