Unai Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win the Golden Boot this season.
With 10 goals in 14 appearances since he arrived at the club in January, it’s certainly not an unrealistic target for the man who scored 141 goals (with 36 assists) in 213 Borussia Dortmund games.
Asked if Auba would be going for the Golden Boot, Emery did not shy away from his answer. “Yes,” he replied.
“I want strikers in my team who have the possibilities to go for goal.
“I want to give them more options to attack. It’s about the mix, when you have a defensive or attacking moment, and I want every player to improve in this way.
“My main thing is to start the Premier League, the cup, the Europa League and then my objective is to improve each player with their qualities and our work with them.”
Arsenal have only had two players score more than 20 goals in a Premier League season in the last 10 years and both of those ended up leaving for Manchester United.
Alexis Sanchez netted 24 two seasons ago before throwing a strop he’s yet to shake off.
Robin van Persie picked up the Golden Boot when he scored 30 after years of being unable to stay fit before he packed himself off to Old Trafford.