Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored against Manchester United, ending a mini-drought in the league and taking him to 74 goals for Arsenal, so where does he rank on the list of Arsenal’s all-time greatest goalscorers?

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP)

Aubameyang is currently 10th highest goalscorer in the history of Arsenal during the Premier League era, moving ahead of Freddie Ljungberg with his goal against Fulham. He needs just another eight goals to equal Alexis Sanchez’s 80.

But where does he rank when you bring in players who played for the club before the Premier League started as well?

Arsenal’s top all-time goalscorers

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates scoring during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Name Total Goals Total games 100th goal game
Thierry Henry 228 377 181
Ian Wright 185 288 143
Cliff Bastin 178 396 174
John Radford 149 481 306
Jimmy Brain 139 232 144
Ted Drake 139 184 108
Doug Lishman 137 244 163
Robin van Persie 132 278 238
Joe Hulme 125 374 307
David Jack 124 208 156
Dennis Bergkamp 120 423 296
Reg Lewis 118 176 152
Alan Smith 115 347 251
Jack Lambert 109 161 149
Frank Stapleton 108 300 276
Theo Walcott 108 397 370
David Herd 107 180 165
Olivier Giroud 105 253 237
Joe Baker 100 156 152
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 74 Still playing n/a

 

With Auba expected to stay at Arsenal for another three years, if we estimate he will score 20-a-year at the club, a conservative estimate for sure, he would equal Robin van Persie’s total.

The smart money is on Aubameyang to knock the Dutch Skunk further down the list. He might even be able to catch Lishman, Drake and Brain.

As it stands, another six and he will overtake Alexis Sanchez who scored 80 goals for Arsenal in 166 games.

Auba has played for the club 118 times.

Arsenal Top 10 Premier League-era goalscorers

1. Thierry Henry – 228
2. Ian Wright – 149
3. Robin van Persie – 132
4. Dennis Bergkamp – 109
5. Theo Walcott – 108
6. Olivier Giroud – 105
7. Robert Pires – 85
8. Alexis Sanchez – 80
9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang* – 74
10. Freddie Ljungberg – 71

*still playing at Arsenal

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