Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted his second goal of the season against Burnley and then admitted that getting back into the Champions League next season is the most important thing for Arsenal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal will play in the Europa League this season for the third time after blowing two chances to qualify for Europe’s elite competition at the tail-end of the last campaign.

With a 100% record in their first two games, they must surely be hoping they can go one better this season and either claim top four or win the Europa League (perhaps they are aiming for both).

“I think as I said earlier we have made good signings, that will help us,” Auba told Canal Plus.

“Last season, we were not far away from qualifying for the Champions’ League. Whatever happens, that is the most important thing, the most important aim for us. To be back in the Champions’ League. Aside from that, to fight for the title, we know very well that the big guns are ready but we are also ready and in any case we are going to give our all to match the big guns if possible.”

We will get a far better idea of Arsenal’s chances this season when they face Liverpool at Anfield next weekend. With a 100% record of their own, Jurgen Klopp’s men have looked formidable, again, going forward.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on August 17, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on August 17, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

At the back, however, they have problems and have conceded 26 shots in their two league games so far. That number rises to 46 if you include the Super Cup game against Chelsea that came in between.

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