Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may well be one of the best strikers Arsenal have ever signed, but the Gabonese man has never scored on a Saturday for us when playing away.
It’s a strange stat, one explained more by the fact we’ve been in the Europa League since he arrived and therefore playing Thursday-Sunday-Thursday.
This week’s Europa League group game in Portugal was, as you know, played on a Wednesday meaning we line up this weekend for a Saturday evening kick-off.
According to Opta, “Since his first away Premier League appearance in February 2018, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 16 away goals, the third most behind Harry Kane (17) and Jamie Vardy (21) – however, he is yet to score an away goal on a Saturday in seven attempts, with those 16 goals scored on Monday (2), Wednesday (2) and Sunday (12).”
Auba has nine goals in all competitions this season and eight in 11 Premier League games. His goal against Wolves ended a three-game run in the league without a goal.
The 30-year-old has faced Leicester three times since he arrived at Arsenal, winning one, losing two, and scoring three goals.