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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's best moments at Arsenal

George Cannon
Aubameyang helped Arsenal to an FA Cup final victory over Chelsea
Aubameyang helped Arsenal to an FA Cup final victory over Chelsea / Marc Atkins/Getty Images
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's time at Arsenal has come to an end. It may have ended somewhat acrimoniously, but there's no denying he enjoyed some great moments at the Emirates.

The striker led the Gunners to a memorable FA Cup victory in 2019 and finished his career with the north London giants with 92 goals in 163 appearances.

Here we take a look at the best moments of Aubameyang's Arsenal career.


5. First hat-trick

Aubameyang was unstoppable against Valencia
Aubameyang was unstoppable against Valencia / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Aubameyang scored his first Arsenal hat-trick in the club's 4–2 win over Valencia in 2019, helping them to reach the Europa League final.

It was a big achievement for Aubameyang, as his trio of strikes saw him become the first Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the semi-finals of a European competition.

A fitting piece of history for a special player.


4. Fastest to 50

Auba's brace against Norwich ensured he reached 50 Premier League goals faster than Thierry Henry
Auba's brace against Norwich ensured he reached 50 Premier League goals faster than Thierry Henry / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Auba displaced arguably Arsenal's best ever player as the fastest man to reach 50 goals for the club in the Premier League by netting a brace in 2020 against Norwich.

His first goal that day was his 50th in the league for the Gunners, ensuring he achieved the feat in just 79 league appearances - four games quicker than all-time record club goalscorer Thierry Henry.

It also meant the ex-AC Milan forward became the sixth-fastest to 50 in the Premier League behind Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Torres and Mohamed Salah.


3. Community Shield winner

Arsenal defeated Liverpool to lift the FA Community Shield
Arsenal defeated Liverpool to lift the FA Community Shield / Pool/Getty Images

Trophies are always the measure of success at the elite level of football, no matter how big or small some people perceive them to be.

The Community Shield may not be the most illustrious piece of silverware on offer but it's one everybody wants to win when they get there.

Just like the FA Cup final a few months previously, Aubameyang was a key figure in Arsenal's victory, scoring in normal time and then converting the fifth and winning penalty in the shoot-out.


2. Golden Boot

Aubameyang won the Golden Boot in 2018/19
Aubameyang won the Golden Boot in 2018/19 / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Scoring goals is what Aubameyang does best and in the 2018/19 season, nobody did it better than him.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane tied with the Gabon international on 22 goals for the Premier League campaign, but they featured in a side that finished three places and 27 points better off than Aubameyang's struggling Arsenal.

The former Dortmund man took Unai Emery's side to within one point of fourth-placed Tottenham and an illustrious spot in the Champions League, as well as reaching the final of the Europa League.


1. Winning the FA Cup

Auba with the FA Cup after scoring both goals in the final
Auba with the FA Cup after scoring both goals in the final / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

The 2020 FA Cup final was undoubtedly the crowing moment of Aubameyang's Arsenal career.

He was already a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium after (almost) singlehandedly keeping the Gunners within touching distance of the rest of the traditional 'big six' clubs during Emery's ill-fated spell in charge.

But in firing Arteta's side to victory over London rivals Chelsea with two goals in a 2-1 win, he cemented his place among the previous greats to wear the famous red and white shirt.


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