Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been lethal for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been lethal for Arsenal with only Mohamed Salah scoring more Premier League goals since he arrived in England

  • Aubameyang came off the bench to score twice as Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1
  • It means the Gunners striker has been involved in 21 goals in 22 league matches
  • Since arriving in England on January 31, Aubameyang has scored 16 goals
  • Only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored more often during that time 

There’s just no stopping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the moment, with Leicester City the latest victims of the lethal Arsenal striker on Monday night.

While the team chemistry that Unai Emery has created since taking over was very much in evidence in the Gunners’ 3-1 win, it was the reliable scoring touch of Aubameyang that rounded things off.

His two goals within three second-half minutes at the Emirates Stadium, having just come off the bench, meant the striker has been directly involved in 21 goals in his last 22 Premier League matches for Arsenal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal's third goal in the win over Leicester

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Arsenal’s third goal in the win over Leicester

Aubameyang celebrates with Mesut Ozil after the Gunners went 3-1 ahead at the Emirates

Aubameyang celebrates with Mesut Ozil after the Gunners went 3-1 ahead at the Emirates

That impressive impact includes 16 goals and five assists at an average of a goal every 104.6 minutes of league action.

Indeed, since Aubameyang arrived in London in a £56million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in January, only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been more prolific in front of goal in the Premier League.

The Egyptian has scored 17 goals in just 21 appearances as part of breathtaking form for Jurgen Klopp’s team, though Aubameyang, who has a better minutes-per-goal ratio, is closing in.

Aubameyang’s free-scoring return puts him ahead of the likes of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero since he arrived at Arsenal on January 31, 2018.

Ozil crosses the ball for Aubameyang to tuck home Arsenal's third goal after a great team move

Ozil crosses the ball for Aubameyang to tuck home Arsenal’s third goal after a great team move

Only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored more goals since Aubameyang arrived at Arsenal

Only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored more goals since Aubameyang arrived at Arsenal

Aubameyang's scoring record in that time period puts him ahead of Tottenham's Harry Kane

Aubameyang’s scoring record in that time period puts him ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in that time

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in that time

Manchester City star Aguero is the only one in the top 10 with a better minutes-per-goal average than Aubameyang at 99.9.

Aubameyang’s quick impact off the bench after replacing Stephan Lichtsteiner in the 61st minute meant he had scored four goals in the space of just 16 minutes if his late double in Arsenal’s 5-1 win at Fulham on October 7 was included.

The Gabon forward has also found the net against Cardiff City and Everton this season as Emery’s side notched 10 consecutive wins in all competitions.

Last season, Aubameyang scored against Everton, Brighton, Watford, Stoke City (twice), Southampton, Burnley (twice), Leicester and Huddersfield in league competition.

Arsenal are also profiting from Alexandre Lacazette’s good form. In the same period from January 31, he has scored nine in 16 league games at an average of one every 115.7 minutes, putting him 11th on the list.

 


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