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4 Key Moments Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Has Fired Arsenal To The Top

 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended speculation over his Arsenal future on Tuesday.

To clarify, the Gunners captain signed a new three-year contract with the FA Cup holders.

Here, Candiidonline places a closer look at just how important the Gabonese strike has proven himself to be at the Emirate Stadium.

1. He Scored On His Debut

Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut in a Premier League win over Everton in February 2018.

Arsene Wenger signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January 2018 for a then club-record fee. So, the striker moved from Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the January transfer window for £56million.

Aubameyang soon set about showing the Premier League just how clinical he gets in front of goal.

Scoring on his debut in a 5-1 win over Everton, Aubameyang would also have the honour of notching the last goal of Wenger’s 22-year tenure in a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield.

2. He Struck Hat-trick Against Valencia In Arsenal’s Europa League Semi-Final 2018-19

Gunners chose Unai Emery to replace Wenger and he, too, would reap the benefits of Aubameyang’s prowess.

Having had the back end of the previous campaign to find his feet, the 2018-19 season was another one full of goals for the striker.

His 22 goals from 30 Premier League starts saw him share the Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and took Arsenal within a point of a return to the top four.

He was also eligible for that season’s Europa League and again shone, eight goals in 10 starts.

Aubameyang hit a hat-trick in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second leg win over Valencia. The victory carried Arsenal to the final, where Chelsea beat them 4-1.

3. He Banged A Brace In Arsenal’s Two Goal 2020 FA Cup Win Over Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit both goals as Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the 2020 FA Cup. In the competition, he showed his true worth.

With no European qualification through the Premier League having finished eighth, Aubameyang took the bull by the horns in the FA Cup.

As questions over his future dominated most of Arteta’s press conferences, Aubameyang scored both goals in the semi-final victory over Manchester City.

Then, he repeated the feat as Arsenal came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final.

4. Aubameyang Lifts The 2020 Community Shield

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the ground running when the current 2020-21 season started belatedly in September.

His early goal – a fine curling strike – in the curtain-raising Community Shield clash with Premier League champions ensured the match would go to penalties

The Gabonese fired home the decisive spot-kick as the Gunners claimed the first silverware of the new domestic campaign.

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