Only one player in England has scored more goals than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since the Gabon striker arrived in the country – and he plays for a much, much better side.
That’s right, since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Arsenal in January 2018, only one player has scored more goals across all competitions than the 31-year-old.
Not Harry Kane nor Sergio Aguero nor anyone else.
Just Mo Salah.
And only by two goals.
I don’t have the exact stats to hand but I would also assume that Salah has played a lot more matches than Aubameyang, unless the Telegraph writers just left out European competitions (although they do say across ALL competitions).
Salah has also played in a more stable side under a coach who knows what he’s doing. Auba was brought in at the tail-end of Arsene Wenger’s reign and then had to suffer through 18 months of life under Unai Emery.
Imagine how many goals he might have if he hadn’t wasted 18-months under a coach who was allergic to attacking football…
Maybe we won’t have to imagine. Maybe that’s what we’ll get to see under Mikel Arteta who seems increasing assured that Aubameyang will stay with Arsenal and sign a new deal rather than seeking pastures new.
This was Aubameyang’s third brace for the club since Mikel Arteta took over.