Written before this round of fixtures

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have dropped to third place in the Premier League Golden Boot race, but he is still scoring more important goals than either of his three main rivals.

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. - Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS /
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. – Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS /

The Arsenal forward came in for some criticism following his last-gasp penalty miss at Tottenham last weekend, but with 16 goals already, it’s hard to be too harsh on the man.

That’s even more the case when you realise that Auba’s goals have won Arsenal 11 points, with no other player winning their side more points than the Gabonese striker.

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Daily Telegraph 9 March 2019

Mo Salah’s 17 goals have won Liverpool nine points while Aguero doesn’t even make the Telegraph’s list from where this information came. Harry Kanes 16 (before Saturday’s games) didn’t get him on to the list either.

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