Arsenal’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adds another feather in his cap of club accolades, since arriving at the Emirates Stadium last year. The Gabonese striker made history as he became the club’s fastest player to have recorded 25 Premier League goals, eclipsing greats like Thierry Henry and Ian Wright.
Aubameyang signed for Arsenal from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee of £56m back in January 2018, and the striker has so far proven he is worth every penny he cost. After taking the Premier League by storm following his arrival, he soon became a fan favorite, and just a year later, became the Gunners’ fastest player to score 25 goals in the Premier League.
Last night’s strike from the penalty spot against Cardiff, at the Emirates, marked Aubameyang’s 25th Arsenal goal, and he’s taken just 37 league games, one less than a whole Premier League season, to reach the landmark.
Arsenal went on to beat the Bluebirds 2-1, with fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette doubling the lead, while Nathaniel Mendez-Liang pulled one back in extra time for Cardiff, in what was an emotional game for the visitors.
Aubameyang’s goal helped him surpass club legends like Thierry Henry and Ian Wright, who took 42 and 51 games respectively, to reach the 25 PL goals landmark.