One of the final acts of Arsene Wenger’s reign was to sanction the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what a decision it immediately proved to be. The Gabon international hit 10 goals and provided 4 assists in 14 games for the Gunners, getting off to a wonderful start at the Emirates. He should follow on in the same manner this season and he’s more than capable of challenging for the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
Spurs striker Harry Kane is being tipped as the favourite as things stand but after a gruelling World Cup campaign with England, it will be interesting to see how the 24-year-old copes after not really having much of a break this summer. Last season’s winner, Mo Salah, is expected to deliver again in front of goal but can the Egyptian muster up the form which saw him bag 32 goals in 36 Premier League games? This leaves the door wide open for Aubameyang to stake a claim.
So, what will Aubameyang need to be the league’s top scorer this coming season? Well, first of all he’ll need service and who better to provide the goods than Mesut Ozil? The former Germany international is known as the assist king and has notched up an impressive 211 assists in 542 games over the course of his career. He has 50 assists in 142 appearances in the Premier League for the Gunnersand he’s more than capable of finding those killer through balls that Aubameyang loves to latch onto.
Aubameyang also knows Henrikh Mkhitaryan from their time together at Dortmund and this should also bear fruit in the goal scoring stakes. Arsenal, under new manager Unai Emery, are set to play a more attacking game which includes a high press. This will be ideal for Aubameyang, especially if the Gunners become a team breaking at speed and hitting teams on the counter. He has the pace, the directness and the finishing ability to cause any team in the league problems and defenders should rightly fear him.
The 29-year-old played a lot of games as a right winger due to his pace and directness, but he’s still got a very impressive goal scoring record, with 206 goals from 417 games. He hit the back of the net 141 times at Dortmund, providing 36 assists, and was the Bundesliga’s top marksman in 2016/17. He’s proven himself capable of rivalling some of the best strikers in the world such as Robert Lewandowski and in his first full campaign in the English top flight he could deliver once again. Arsenal as well as football fans in general, are advised to follow all of Arsenal and indeed the Premier League action at Betting.com, which is one of the leading sports sites on the web.
If pre-season is anything to go by, Aubameyang hit a 17-minute hat trick against Boreham Wood at Meadow Park in his first outing of the season as the Gunners stormed to an 8-0 victory. It may have only been a friendly but it’s always a good idea to start as you mean to go on and both Arsenal and Aubameyang look like they’re ready to hit the ground running this season.