Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François is a professional footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of the Gabon national team. Aubameyang is renowned for his pace, finishing, and off-ball movement.[6] He is widely considered to be one of the best forwards in the world. The son of former Gabonese international Pierre Aubameyang, Aubameyang began his senior club career playing for Italian club A.C. Milan, but never appeared for the club as he went on a series of loan spells in France. He moved to Saint-Étienne in 2011. There, he won a Coupe de la Ligue title and joined Borussia Dortmund in 2013. In Germany, Aubameyang finished as the league’s top goalscorer in the 2016–17 season and won a DFB-Pokal. He also ranks as the club’s sixth highest all-time goalscorer. In 2018, Aubameyang was the subject of a club record association football transfer when signed for Arsenal in a transfer worth £56 million (€60 million), making him the most expensive Gabonese player of all time. With Arsenal, Aubameyang won a FA Cup and finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2018–19 season. Aubameyang ranks as Gabon’s all-time top goalscorer. He made his senior debut for the national team in 2009 aged 19, and appeared in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, as well as the 2012 Summer Olympics. For his performances at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Aubameyang was named African Footballer of the Year, becoming the first Gabonese player, and second-European born player, to win the award.

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On 31 January 2018, Aubameyang signed for Premier League club, Arsenal, for a then-club-record fee, reported to be £56 million. Aubameyang scored his first goal of 2018/2019 season in a 3–2 away win over Cardiff City on September 2nd. After a flick from Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang took a touch before curling the ball past the Cardiff goalkeeper. Aubameyang’s strike from outside the box ended his personal run of 76 consecutive goals from inside the box in club football and was also his 150th goal in league football. Aubameyang made his European debut for Arsenal, in the 4–2 home win over Vorskla Poltava, scoring two goals, before being substituted for Mesut Özil in the 57th minute. Aubameyang’s goals meant that he had been directly involved in 12 goals in 10 appearances for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. By October 2018, Aubameyang had tallied 16 goals in Premier League play since joining Arsenal in February. According to Opta statistics, that gave him a minutes per goal ratio of 104.6, which set the record for the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 10 goals). Aubameyang became the first player to reach 10 goals in the Premier League that season, following a brace in Arsenal’s 4–2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on 2 December. Aubameyang scored the Gunners’ opening goal from the penalty spot and later curled a shot past Hugo Lloris in the second-half; he also grabbed an assist for Arsenal’s fourth goal, which was Lucas Torreira’s first goal for the club. The victory took Arsenal above Tottenham in the Premier League on goal difference. Aubameyang scored his first Arsenal hat-trick in the club’s 4–2 win over Valencia on 9 May 2019. Aubameyang also set up the Gunners’ second goal, scored by Alexandre Lacazette. Aubameyang’s hat-trick meant that Arsenal reached the Europa League final, making it the club’s second European final in thirteen years. It also saw him become the first Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the semi-finals of a European competition. Aubameyang finished the season with two goals in a 3–1 away win at Burnley, meaning he ended the season sharing the Premier League Golden Boot title with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, on 22 goals. He played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 4–1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League, failing to make a significant impact as the result meant Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification.