£200,000-a-week striker has broken Arsenal legend’s record

Gunners centre-forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has broken a seriously impressive record for the London club with his league goals record after his first 50 matches. The 30-year-old striker, a January 2018 signing from Borussia Dortmund, has proven a terrific buy for Arsenal, scoring 42 goals in 66 games in all tournaments.

In terms of league goals, Pierre-Emerick has scored 33 times in his first 50 matches in the English top-flight, beating the 30-goal record set by all-time Gunners legend Thierry Henry. It’s also more than the 24 managed by another club legend in Ian Wright, illustrating only how impressive Aubameyang has been in his time at the Emirates Stadium.

Gabon international also scores pretty well against Premier League legends at other clubs, as shown by the English top division’s official site. Gabonese star is level with former Liverpool attacker Fernando Torres and ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Diego Costa, great centre-forwards formerly of Man United and Chelsea, respectively.

Ahead of him are only the likes of Alan Shearer, Andrew Cole, and current Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. Gunners fans will hope Aubameyang’s prolific record can prove crucial in this campaign’s scrap for a top-four place. He has contracted with Arsenal until 2021, and his release clause is nearly €70m.

London club signed several players this summer like Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, Kieran Tierney from Celtic, William Saliba from Saint-Étienne and David Luiz from Chelsea. Gunners also won the Premier League opening match against Newcastle United 1-0.