Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was always going to be an important player for Arsene Wenger’s side, but few could’ve imagined he’d make such an emphatic start to life in North London. Courtesy of his goal today, the former Borussia Dortmund stand-out set a brand new record, as reported by Sky Sports.
The win today wasn’t exactly a conventional one, and while the Gunners looked shaky at times, the victory alone should be enough to encourage fans heading into their second leg game against CSKA Moscow next week. The main star of the show in a lot of ways was Danny Welbeck courtesy of his brace which won Arsenal the game, but Aubameyang’s strike can be seen as equally important – mainly because of what it represents.
The strike took him to six goals and one assist in his first seven Premier League games for Arsenal, meaning that he’s been directly involved with more goals in his first seven PL games than any other Gunners player in the history of the club. That’s quite the accolade, especially for someone who is experiencing his first taste of English football.
Our top-flight is considered to be one of the toughest divisions in world football by quite some distance, and while some dispute that, there’s no disputing that Aubameyang has done incredibly well to adapt to the game as quickly as he has. His work rate has been a breath of fresh air for a team that was, by all accounts, devoid of ideas after their poor spell of form back in February.
Arsenal have been in search of a leader for quite some time now, and the 28-year-old has showcased all of the abilities necessary to fulfil that role. Not only is he continually putting the ball in the back of the net, but his positioning is great, he’s a team player, and he’s unselfish when he needs to be – as evidenced by him giving up the opportunity to score a hat-trick in order for Lacazette to get back amongst the goals.
Speaking of Lacazette, bet365 have him down as a 1000/1 underdog to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season.