Aubameyang Set New Goal Record as Fastest Arsenal Player to Reach 50 Epl goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Set New Goal Record as he became the fastest Arsenal player to reach 50 Premier League goals as the Gunners saw off Norwich City with a 4-0 victory.
After Ben Godfrey’s long-range shot grazed a post for Norwich, Aubameyang put the hosts ahead on 33 minutes by dispossessing goalkeeper Tim Krul and slotting home. That took him to 50 PL goals for Arsenal in 79 matches, four fewer than Thierry Henry.
Aubameyang Set New Goal Record At Arsenal
Four minutes later it was 2-0 as Aubameyang teed up Granit Xhaka.
In the second half Aubameyang pounced on an error by Josip Drmic to make it three, and substitute Cedric Soares scored a debut goal with nine minutes left.
The victory lifts Arsenal to seventh place, with 46 points. Norwich City lie bottom on 21.
Emiliano Martinez pulled off a spectacular save just before the break, and made an even better stop right at the start of the second half. He was at full stretch to keep out Adam Idah’s fierce drive, and held on to the ball as Josip Drmic closed in.
Norwich, who made three subs at half-time, were much more dangerous in the second period, but anther mistake led to our third goal, and Aubameyang’s second. Drmic’s loose pass across his own penalty area was gratefully picked up by our leading scorer, who kept his cool, and slotted past Krul.
It broke the visitors’ resolve, and we kept on the pressure to close out a third consecutive win in the space of seven days.
As Arteta made changes to rest players during this busy programme, Cedric Soares came on for his Gunners debut – some five months after signing. And the Portuguese full back wasted no time in making an impression. Crashing home a wonderful long-range drive to wrap up the win.
The games continue to come every few days until the end of the season now. Next up we travel to high-flying Wolves this Saturday for a 5.30pm (UK time) kick-off in the Premier League