Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal: “I want to become an Arsenal legend,” said the striker

The striker inking a three-year contract, following in the footsteps of an Arsenal legend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal, finally put a pen on the sheet for new Arsenal contract this week, tying his future at Emirates.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal for another three-year

“I want to become an Arsenal legend,” said the forwarder after signing his new three-year deal, and if that is his aim then signing the new contract was definitely the correct move to a legend of Gunners. Already, after he signed a new deal, social media has been inundated with delighted Arsenal fans, seen the stormy reaction, full to the brim with optimism.

Although Some among the Gunners faithful fans have the spark to latch onto their players and praise them so much at the peak, which eventually results in, they become overrated, but it’s difficult to not to have terms of praise for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang because he is a truly special footballer.

As of stats, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal since joining back in January 2018 from BVB, Aubameyang has netted 72 goals across all competitions, which makes him the highest scorer in that time, and this margin is more than any other Premier League striker in that time. His 55 league goals set was also the most since his debut for Arsenal in 2018, until Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick nudged him slightly ahead in that race. But even then, the fact that it took a player as good as Salah to score a hat-trick to move ahead of Aubameyang says it all that how important he is for Arsenal.

In terms of sheer goalscoring for Gunners, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal is beyond reproach and leads from the front in the same way Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie did in their respective time. In fact, what makes Aubameyang so incredible is that he’s managed to combine the feats of both goalscoring greats at one frame, -and that, of course, makes him one of the greats.

We are the living witnesses of how Van Persie lifted a ramshackle Arsenal side to relevance and on the race of glory, Auba doing the same. From his debut to the sacking of Unai Emery, Arsenal was fully in what fans came to call the “banter era” but Aubameyang excelled all the same and lifted the side in its “banter era”, even.

Then since Arteta took charge of shackling side, he has transformed Arsenal, Aubameyang has managed to become Henry-Esque, playing from the left in a more rigidly defined and coherent system. He is Performing when called upon, when it is due, even under expectations that he must score. That is indeed a vintage Henry and it’s fast becoming vintage Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal. After all, this is a man who was the main reason behind arsenal success in an FA Cup and Community Shield.


And after all like Henry and Van Persie, to be honest, Aubameyang is Arsenal’s captain. The inspirational skipper that everyone at the club looks up to in a situation where he is needed; where his performance is must; where good is needed; Of course, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal is doing all this in Henry’s shirt number, so a comparison is inevitable. He wanted No.7 but it was taken by Henrikh Mkhitaryan when he signed so he thought, in his own words which I, as a writer, would style those words as a heading:

“Why not follow in the footsteps of a legend?”

“I think I have to work a lot to be like [Henry], but I will do. I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit,” Aubameyang told Arsenal’s official site after signing, with then midfielder Aaron Ramsey even adding “he just eases the ball into the corners but with pace as well. It reminds me of Thierry Henry’s finishes, so he has that in the locker. He’s been fabulous for us.”

However, unlike Henry and Van Persie who left the club for Barcelona and Manchester United for trophies, but still Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.

The extension of Auba’s contract speaks well of Arteta, the new manager of Gunners, that he was able to convince the striker that such glories were possible at the Emirates, but it speaks even higher of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal that he believed in the project of the club, will to be a club legend and the potential of the club, in his last years of career.

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