Comparing Aubameyang’s PL record to Arsenal’s best strikers – Henry, Wright…

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Arsenal are a side that has never been short of firepower over the years, with many of the Premier League’s finest strikers gracing the turf at Highbury or the Emirates. 

The most recent to do so is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Gabon captain has had to carry a huge amount of the goalscoring responsibilities in north London since arriving in 2018.

According to the Telegraph, however, the Gunners are now open to selling the 32-year-old before the summer window closes. With that in mind, we have compared his Premier League statistics to Arsenal’s best and most prolific strikers of the modern era – Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Robin Van Persie and Olivier Giroud.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Games: 115
Starts: 103
Sub appearances: 12

Goals: 64
Assists: 15

Penalties scored: 9

Minutes per goal: 145
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 169
Minutes per goal or assist: 117.7

Olivier Giroud

Games: 180
Starts: 119
Sub appearances: 61

Goals: 73
Assists: 27

Penalties scored: 2

Minutes per goal: 154
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 158.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 112.7

Robin van Persie

Games: 194
Starts: 149
Sub appearances: 45

Goals: 96
Assists: 45

Penalties scored: 9

Minutes per goal: 139
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 152.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 94.3

Thierry Henry

Games: 258
Starts: 235
Sub appearances: 23

Goals: 175
Assists: 82

Penalties scored: 23

Minutes per goal: 122
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 140.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 82.9

READ: A tribute to Thierry Henry, a man who scored more goals and better goals

Ian Wright

Games: 191
Starts: 182
Sub appearances: 9

Goals: 104
Assists: 11

Penalties scored: 16

Minutes per goal: 154
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 182.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 139.4


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