1st October, 2019
Arsenal really got the bargain of their lives the day they signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund as the striker has continued to prove them right with his important goals for the club match in, match out.
The striker once again proved to be the difference on Monday’s Premier League showdown against Manchester United on a wet, windy and generally miserable night at Old Trafford.
This match used to be viewed as the biggest game on the domestic calendar but as it stands right now, these two former greats of English football are finding their feet again after suffering rather dramatic falls from the elite group of teams in the Premiership.
However on a positive note for the Arsenal fans, there is a silver lining in the sky and that is surely resting on the solid shoulders of one player in particular – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The striker from Gabon has surely been a revelation at the Emirates Stadium since making a £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, scoring goals for fun.
His form has left many wondering why Real Madrid, or any other European big boy for that matter, decided not to take a punt on Aubameyang, despite having being linked with him.
Arsenal fans will however be happy that such did not happen as they are simply enjoying his goal scoring record since he assumed the legendary #14 shirt, previously worn by the greatest striker in the club’s history, Thierry Henry.
As a matter of fact, one is made to feel that the striker has taken inspiration from donning the same number as the flamboyant Frenchman – as he can’t stop scoring.
Aubameyang as expected, was again the one who scored the equaliser at Old Trafford, and as noted by Opta, that goal was his 14th in his last 14 Premier League starts – not bad for a speed merchant, eh?
The goal was also the striker’s seventh in the 2019/20 Premier League season to date; the first time since Dennis Bergkamp in 1997/98 that an Arsenal player has scored that many so soon.
Add to that the fact that his dinked effort over David De Gea was his 39th Premier League goal in 19 months, and his 49th for the club in just 73 appearances.
The real good news for the Arsenal fans is that they surely have one of the best strikers in world football on their books. What is left to be done right now is how to focus on getting the defence organised, as well as getting Kieran Tierney fit once again.