Despite what you may have been led to believe, goalscoring wasn’t actually one of Arsenal’s problems this season – and when you think about how many goals they did score in comparison to how many they conceded, it makes you wonder how much further they could’ve gone if they had been able to sort out their defensive issues. The Gunners scored 73 goals in the Premier League this season with only Manchester City and Liverpool topping that total across the entire division.
As we’ve stated it’d understandable to be a little bit curious about how differently this season could’ve gone, especially when you think about how frustrated people were by not finishing in the top four. Of course, if Arsenal are able to get the job done against Chelsea in the Europa League final then it’ll all either be forgiven or forgotten about – which is probably the right way to go about this.
Unai Emery has done a great job of building up a solid team of goalscorers, and he deserves to be applauded for that. As such we’ve taken it upon ourselves to take a good old fashioned look through the stats in order to deduce who needs to receive their plaudits from the masses ahead of the summer transfer window.
P.S: No, we aren’t suggesting these are all world beaters, but just go with it.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 31 goals
You just can’t talk about goalscorers without having this man at the top of your list. Despite having a few off games here and there, a 31 goal return really does speak volumes to the kind of player that Aubameyang is. He came in as a potential ‘Henry’ type of figure, and whilst he probably won’t be here long enough to match the Frenchman’s total, there’s absolutely no way of denying just how good he really is. Without him, Arsenal would be in a very tricky situation.
Alexandre Lacazette – 19 goals
The hard worker. Lacazette gives it his all from the first minute right up to the very last, and he deserves some plaudits for that. He isn’t always talked about as one of the Premier League’s most elite strikers, but he certainly should be. Alongside Auba he’s been able to form quite the partnership, and it seems to be going from strength to strength.
To be continued…