Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 22 goals this season, meaning that he has to share the Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
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In Aubameyang’s first full season he has illuminated exactly why Arsenal paid £56m to sign him from Dortmund in January 2018.
Many fellow players congratulated the Gabon international on his achievements, such as Samuel Umtiti and Deco, but it was the comment from football-league-legend Adebayo Akinfenwa which stood out.
Nicknamed “The Beast” for his huge frame, Akinfenwa has had an interesting career playing for nine clubs – including six in the football league – whilst scoring 164 goals.
The 37-year-old clearly recognises a fantastic striker when he sees one and Aubameyang is certainly that, as evidenced by his goal scoring record at Arsenal, which currently stands at 41 in 64 appearances across all-competitions.
He and Alexandre Lacazette have formed a deadly partnership up-front which in many ways has masked a lot of Arsenal’s short comings in other areas of the field.
Just like the vast majority who have seen the Gabonese international in action this season, Akinfenwa has clearly been impressed by his goal scoring exploits.