Aubameyang proud to be Arsenal captain and sends clear message to Golden Boot rivals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals how honoured he was to be named captain and wants to win the Golden boot again.

The Gabonese attacker has been arguably Arsenal’s best performer since he joined the club as he has regularly scored the goals that the team needs.

He was named the club’s captain last year after Granit Xhaka had fallen out with the club’s fans.

He has taken the new responsibility well and leads the team in scoring with 14 league goals already this season.

He is part of the squad that went to Dubai for their winter training camp and he will be hoping to fire the team up the league table when they return this week.

“It’s a big honour when you see how many great captains we had in this team so I feel very proud and I always try to give my best to give advice to the young players and do my best for the team,” Aubameyang said in Dubai as reported by Sport360.

With just three goals separating him from the Premier League’s top scorer he has admitted that he would want to win another Golden Boot award after sharing last season’s with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

“Yes. Why not? The most important is the team and our targets. If I can be a top scorer, that’s cool but for the moment we try to get some wins and that’s the most important.”

If only he would sign a contract extension and relax the fans but regardless, his words are encouraging and he has as much chance of any of the Premier League strikers have of winning the Golden Boot this season.

9 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    It would certainly help us this season if he did and help us get a good deal in the summer.

  2. Tas says:

    Auba put your head, legs and body where your mouth is and you can really be special, all do you are a great striker I find you weary of close contact and avoid headers if you can improve on that you will be world class

  3. Sue says:

    Be nice if you win it out right this time!

  4. Jo-Gunz says:

    Auba for golden boot. My only sure bet.
    His strengths outweigh the weaknesses. We have to do all we can to tie him down. Can play top soccer and bang in goals for 3 -4 more years.

  5. Mogunna says:

    He won’t get golden boot, not in a team who doesn’t attack and scores! Or he would win it easy!

    He is no Captain, a trick to make him fell concern and stay at the club.

  6. Mogunna says:

    He has scored less since he is captain!

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    Cmon Auba show the world you are capable of winning another Golden Boot. We need you more than ever and wish you sign an extension contract. Up the Gunners!

  8. Fred says:

    Our captain is the best. He will make make.

  9. Jo-Gunz says:

    Auba is our current best player. He is going to win the golden boot and has nothing to prove to anyone regards to scoring goals.
    He may not be as skillful or play as some may want him to but facts still remains that we signed him a striker and his job description is to score goals for which he has done better.
    This guy although in an average Arsenal team that creates and score less, scored 14 goals after joining us midseason, won golden boot last season and is the second top scorer at this stage of the season and will win it again and won’t share the honors with none other.
    What else does fans want from such a productive striker?
    I still see the Aguero’s, Kane’s, Firminho’s, Mane’s, Salah’s, Jesus’, Tammy’s the list go on and on. Players that some Arsenal fans are willing to fight for and throw away Aubameyang. They are all playing for in-form teams and surrounded by top class players with top class coaches yet, none of the above mentioned players have better goal returns than our Captain and super scorer from the period he joined the EPL till date..
    Auba although surrounded by average players and few top ones at Dortmund was able to stand before a class striker such as Lewandowski who was surrounded by 10 other top top players at Bayern and still our super striker (Aubameyang) won bragging rights versus Lewandowski.

    This dude is a proven scorer whether he play nice or ugly and has been consistent over the years. A consistent scorer for about 10 years now or even more and he keeps on scoring.
    He is the most important player in our team now and the right person to be earning higher amongst the players.
    This guy will keep scoring for the next 3 years and would be in our best interest if his contract is extended for 3 more years, paid between 300K-350K and maintained as our captain.

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