The race for the Premier League Golden Boot is as tight this season as it has ever been and right in the mix is Arsenal’s very own Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Be assured that for each of the players in the race to be top scorer it is of huge importance, they desperately want to be crowned the Golden Boot winner and that can only be a good thing for any club that has a player involved.
Of the four clubs fighting for two champions league spots, only us and Spurs have a player involved, Chelsea do not and neither do Man Utd.
Man City ace Sergio Aguero leads the pack with 19, Aubameyang is joint second with Harry Kane on 17 (this was written before Spurs played Liverpool and so Kane’s numbers can change)
Now, Aubameyang is not what you call a greedy player, unlike Kane, but he is as sharp as hell, he finds great positions, better than Kane in my opinion and is just as clinical a finisher as any other forward in the league.
The Gabon international is also our penalty taker and on paper, Arsenal have the easier run-in, so you have to feel that he has a great opportunity and he will know that, so will his teammates and he will be sniffing out goals right up to the final whistle of every game.
Being in the race to be the Golden Boot winner must give a forward extra incentive, I know they should have maximum motivation anyway but they are human, they are no different to any of us, having that bit extra desire means you can bounce back from missing a penalty against your most bitter rivals and not let it destroy your season.
The bottom line for me is that Aubameyang being in serious contention for the Golden Boot will give us a slight edge over both United and Chelsea, even if it is a really small edge, every bit helps.