After a few misses against Fulham, the S*n laughably called Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang ‘the most wasteful Prem top scorer ever’ and I couldn’t help but be reminded of that as I saw stats today saying the complete opposite.
On Saturday, I was reading through an article on the Times [£] website, when I happened across this tidy little graphic that reminded me of that S*n ‘article’:
That conversion rate is actually LOWER than it was at the time of the S*n’s article…
29.1% – Of players to attempt at least 20 shots in the Premier League in 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had the best shot conversion rate in the competition (29.1%). Potent. pic.twitter.com/fz8unxrf7Z
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 31, 2018
Not long after the striker arrived at Arsenal, the redtop rag ran a hatchet job on him using a ‘story’ they’d been holding that had absolutely no legs whatsoever.
“Heralded as one of the best finishers in the world,” Jake Lambourne wrote in his S*n piece, “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses far too many chances to be considered as one of the greats in the Premier League.
“But even though he did manage more than the 13 touches he had against the Reds, he was again wasteful up top – despite notching up his 14th league goal to become the top scorer in the top-flight.”
So, he’s top scorer in the Premier League in his first full season in a new league in a new country at a new club but he’s too wasteful to be a ‘great’?