Image: How does Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compare against Arsenal’s best ever goalscorers?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the centre of attention this week for numerous reasons, so we thought we’d delve into the how he fares against some of our club’s greatest ever goalscorers.

The Gabon international smashed his way onto the headlines with his first ever Premier League hat-trick at the weekend, then details emerged claiming he was to be the subject of an investigation after a video emerged of him getting a tattoo, and then he moved to miss a host of chances against Benfica.

The topsy-turvy week may well have taken it’s toll on our main guy, but he remains just that.

As you can see he ranks in as our second-best goalscorer on goals per game in the Premier League era, and with a strong finish to the current campaign he could well find himself enter into the top five all-time Premier League goalscorers for Arsenal.

Would it be fair to claim PEA is the club’s second best goalscorer ever?

Patrick

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12 Comments

  1. Defund_My_Opinion says:

    An appearance can be 1 minute or the full 90 so these stats will be painting an incorrect picture, especially for a player like Giroud that often comes off the bench.

    Average minutes played per goal is a far superior statistic. Assists should be added to the list.

    You could then look at the following to get a more complete picture:
    -Minutes played per goal
    -Minutes played per assist
    -Minutes played per goal involvement(goals+assists)

    There are also things statistics can’t measure like impact of squad morale, closing down defenders, defenders pulled out of position etc which all affect the overall team performance.

    1. FootballisTrivial says:

      Finally someone who understands how misleading a single statistical feature can be. Good on you friend.

    2. Davi says:

      Well the question wasn’t about overall team performance, just goalscoring. Agree minutes per goal would be a better measure though

      1. PJ-SA says:

        It was actually about being a great goalscorer,not goal scoring precisely.

        A great goalscorer also assists and is involved with increasing a teams chance of getting the ball in the net

        1. Davi says:

          No I disagree. How can it mean anything other than ability to score goals? It almost sounds like you’re saying someone who only assisted goals and never scored could be a great goalscorer?

      2. Defund_My_Opinion says:

        Davi would you say Dennis Bergkamp wasn’t a great goalscorer then?

        1. Davi says:

          I guess it depends how you define it as PJ-SA says. To me bergkamp was a scorer of great goals but not a great goalscorer. The thing that stood out to me was his ability to turn and cut teams open with his passes, bit like Zidane. He didn’t have amazing stats but he left his mark in most games even if he didnt score or directly assist

  2. PJ-SA says:

    Very surprised to see Ramsey with a worse ratio than Fabregas and Ozil.

    Possibly penalties?

    1. Davi says:

      Ramsey had one fantastic season for goalscoring (16 in the league I think), but slowed down after that didn’t score many before. Not sure about Ozil but Fabregas was a more consistent goalscorer I’d say

  3. Goonster says:

    A very limited striker compared to the likes of RVP, even Adebayor.

    1. PJ-SA says:

      I have to agree here, very limited. If a team sits deep and he can’t run behind he becomes a passenger

  4. Reggie says:

    If he keeps up his goal record, then yes he’s second best, if he doesn’t, he isnt, SIMPLES!

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