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?
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.
Goals scored by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Right foot 44
Left foot 8
Direct free kicks 1
Inside the box 51
Outside the box 4
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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
|Name||Total Goals||Total games||100th goal game|
|Robin van Persie||132||278||238|
|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