Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is scoring and assisting at around the same rate as during his time at Borussia Dortmund when he was on fire.

Since signing for Arsenal almost a year ago, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 20 goals and assisted five in the 31 games he’s featured in.

That gives him a goal involvement rate at Arsenal of 1.24.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Arsenal unveil new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at London Colney on January 31, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Arsenal unveil new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at London Colney on January 31, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

This season, he has 10 goals and one assist in 17 games (1,164 minutes, 400 fewer than Harry Kane, 300 fewer than Mo Salah but 500 more than Alexis Sanchez).

At Dortmund, Aubameyang scored 141 and assisted 36, a much broader sample for sure. It took him 213 games to get those totals, a direct goal involvement rate of 1.20.

Of course, there are some right now saying that his Arsenal sample is too small, especially compared to his Dortmund record, but you also have to consider that these first 25 goals and assists came during his first months at a new club in a new league in a new country.

To compare, since he arrived and played his first game for Arsenal on 3 February 2018:

  • Harry Kane has 31 games, 21 goals, 3 assists (17 games, 1,524 minutes, 11 goals, 1 assist this season)
  • Mo Salah has 37 games, 27 goals, 12 assists (18 games, 1,461 minutes 9 goals, 4 assists)
  • Alexis Sanchez has 30 games, 4 goals, 7 assists (12 games, 633 minutes, 1 goal, 0 assists)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXj9xmohIZg

It’s probably not fair to include Alexis in this, but I couldn’t resist.

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