- Arsenal vs Wolves saw saw Aubameyang record two big milestones as he wore Gunners captain armband for the first time since joining from Dortmund and also scored his 50th goal for the club
- Aubamenyang's goal against Wolves took his tally for Arsenal to 50 in 78 appearances
- Only six players in the Arsenal's history have hit 50 goals faster than the Gabon international
Arsenal again dropped points in the Premier League as Wolves came from behind to hold the Gunners to a 1-1 draw on Saturday, November 2, but it was Aubameyang who stole the show as he recorded two big milestones.
The Gabon international’s 21st minute goal in the game was his 50th strike in 78 appearances for Arsenal, as he reached half a century in fewer games than Gunners all-time leading goal scorer Thierry Henry, Goal.com reports.
Only six players have reached 50 goals in fewer games than Aubameyang with Ted Drake topping the list.
Drake scored 50 in just 52 games for the club in the 1930s, while record goal scorer Thierry Henry doesn’t even make the top ten.
Following Drake on the list of players to reach 50 goals for Arsenal are Joe Baker, who did it in 60 games, Ronnie Rooke who did it after 64 appearances, Ian Wright who did it 68 games, Reg Lewis who did it in 74 matches and Cliff Holton who did it 77 games.
Aubameyang’s goal against Wolves saw him join Jimmy Brain on the list in seventh position who also reached the milestone after 78 games.
The 30-year-old also recorded another milestone as he wore Arsenal captain’s armband for the first time since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
He remarkably became the fifth different starting captain the Gunners have had in 16 games so far this season, with regular skipper Granit Xhaka left out of the squad entirely following his angry outburst toward fans last weekend.
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s top scorer this season with nine goals in all competitions, including eight in the Premier League and one in the Europa League.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was subjected to abuses by fans as he left Emirates Stadium hours after Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday, October 27.
The Gunners surrendered a two-goal advantage during the first half of the match, with Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojević finding the back of the net to draw Palace level.
The disappointing result saw fans at Emirates express their displeasure with the club's performance, with a section of them treating players to boos and jeers.
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