How long it’ll take Auba to catch those above on Arsenal’s all-time scorers list
After months of speculation over his future, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has delighted Arsenal fans by signing a new three-year contract with the club.
Aubameyang has been a revelation since joining the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and enjoyed another impressive season in 2019-20.
He is currently ninth on Arsenal’s all-time Premier League goalscorers list, having scored 55 goals in 86 games at a rate of 0.64 goals per game.
Thierry Henry leads the way with 175 goals, followed by Ian Wright (104), Robin van Persie (96), Dennis Bergkamp (87), Olivier Giroud (73), Theo Walcott (65), Robert Pires (62) and Alexis Sanchez (60).
With that in mind, we’ve done the maths to calculate how long it will take Aubameyang to catch the players above him on the list if he continues his current rate of scoring, on the basis that he also stays injury-free.
– To go eighth and overtake Sanchez, it should only take Aubameyang another 10 league games, which could come in the north London derby against Tottenham in December.
– To move above Pires, it will take Aubameyang another 13 games – a figure that he should achieve by the end of 2020.
– To go sixth and overtake Walcott, Aubameyang will have to score another 11 league goals, which should take another 18 league appearances.
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– To go level with Giroud in fifth place on 73 goals, it should take the striker another 29 league games – which roughly takes us to April 2021.
– To move above Bergkamp, he needs another 33 goals. At his current strike rate, he will get to that figure on his 138th Premier League appearance for Arsenal.
– To go third and overtake Van Persie, it will take Aubameyang another 66 league games – a figure that he could achieve by the end of the 2021-22 season.
– To go level with Wright in second place, Aubameyang will have to score another 49 league goals, should take another 77 league appearances at his current rate of scoring.
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– To become Arsenal’s all-time leading Premier League scorer, overtaking Henry on 175 goals, it will take Aubameyang another 189 league appearances.
Aubameyang seems to be getting better with age, but he would have to avoid any serious injuries and maintain his current scoring rate for another five seasons to break the record.
While Henry’s 175 goals might be out of reach, the 31-year-old will still be hoping to break into the top three in the not-so-distant future.
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