Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he still has a lot of work to do to reach the levels of the great Arsenal goalscorers, despite his strong start to life at the club.
After joining Arsenal in the January transfer window, Aubameyang quickly went on to score double figures for league goals in both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 season, with plenty of time to increase that total this campaign.
With a couple of goals against Tottenham bringing him to six in six games against Arsenal’s North London rivals throughout his career, the striker is starting to win the hearts of the fans, and he’s earning comparison to some of the club’s top strikers. However, Aubameyang thinks it’s too soon for all that.
“I don’t know if you can compare me to them because they are legends already,” he said. “I have a lot of work to do to achieve their goals. It’s tough to achieve these goals because [Henry and Wright] did a lot of things for the club and scored a lot of goals.
“I am here and I am trying to do my best to achieve their goals.”
It’s certainly a bit of an ask for Aubameyang to reach the goalscoring totals of the two Arsenal legends. Ian Wright managed 185 for the Gunners, whilst Thierry Henry scored 228. However, there’s still plenty of time for Aubameyang to try and win some trophies for the club.
Arsenal are focused on getting back into the Champions League this campaign, and one way to do that would be to lift a trophy Henry and Wright didn’t win, the Europa League. It would certainly be a boost for the club to lift a European trophy after so many years without one.
Let’s hope Aubameyang can keep scoring goals this season to keep the team moving forward in all competitions.