Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a number of teams of the week after his fantastic performance for Arsenal this weekend against Burnley.
Aubameyang put in one of the performances of his Arsenal career so far on Sunday, during Arsene Wenger’s final match at the club’s home ground. He scored twice and assisted one, and looked a threat throughout the match.
The BBC‘s Garth Crooks took notice, and included the striker in his team of the week. He wrote: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two well-taken goals and is the sort of player that fits Wenger’s criteria perfectly. [He] is in a different class. A finisher in the Nicolas Anelka league.”
Jamie Redknapp also included the striker in his team of the weekend for the Daily Mail:
WhoScored’s statistics-based team of the week had Aubameyang as their highest rated player of the weekend, with 9.5.
In fact, Arsenal players dominated their team, with Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Sead Kolasinac, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette also making the line-up. That’s seven of the 11 players:
Rather bizarrely, the Telegraph didn’t find a spot for the clear star player of the weekend. Jason Burt did include Henrikh Mkhitaryan in his team though, saying the Armenian “orchestrated Arsenal’s resounding win”. It’s hard to argue with that, as the 29-year-old ran the show despite not getting in the goals or assists.
Enjoy it while you can, Arsenal fans. They’ll be back to ignoring the club completely as soon as they fail to play a team off the park.