Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes fastest Arsenal player to reach 50-goal mark

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes fastest Arsenal player to reach 50-goal mark

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was twice on target as Arsenal beat Norwich 4-0 at Emirates

- The Gabonese opener saw him achieve the 50-goal mark with the Gunners

- The striker has been with the north London side since Janauary 2018

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally found his scoring feet as he netted a spectacular brace to guide Arsenal to a 4-0 win over Norwich City on Wednesday, July 1.

Aubameyang netted the opener by robbing keeper Tim Krul the ball in the dangerous area, tapping home into an empty net.

He went on to set up Granit Xhaka for Arsenal's second goal from a tight angle before completing his brace of the evening in the second half.

However, it was his opening that earned him a place in Arsenal's history books as the Gabonese became the Gunners' fastest player to score 50 Premier League goals in record time.

The feat was previously held by Thierry Henry who achieved it after 83 Premier League matches but Aubameyang has managed to do it with fewer games (79).

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Only five players have been quicker to reach the half-a-century goal quicker in the history of the Premier League, with Andy Cole still the record-holder.

Aubameyang becomes fastest Arsenal player to reach 50-goal mark

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was twice on target as Arsenal beat Norwich 4-0 at Emirates. Photo: Getty Images.
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Cole, who came through the ranks at Arsenal before he shot to prominence at Newcastle and Man United managed to score 50 goals in just 65 appearances.

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Aubameyang has been at the Emirates since January 2018 when he joined the north London club from Borussia Dortmund.

His masterclass against Norwich was enough to fire his side to seventh on the charts as Mikel Arteta looks to guide his men to Champions League qualification.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that popular Nigerian entertainer DJ Cuppy has expressed sadness that her former team Arsenal are back to winning ways just three days after she declared her support for Manchester United.

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Arsenal vs Norwich City ended in a 4-0 win for the Gunners as they continue their remarkable comeback on the backdrop of defeats since returning from the break.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace from two mistakes and Granit Xhaka added the third while Cedric Soares completed the onslaught to push Arsenal up to seventh on the table.

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