Premier League

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Player Rating and Performance v Norwich

The 31-year-old forward became the fastest Arsenal player to reach 50 goals in the Premier League

 
8:30pm on Wednesday 1st July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Arsenal made it three wins on the bounce after a comprehensive 4-0 victory at home to Norwich on Wednesday, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the star of the show with two goals and an assist.

What was Aubameyang's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

It took the Gunners time to get going as they spent the first third of their match as Norwich looked comfortable and stepped onto the front foot.

But Aubameyang always looked their most likely source for the opening goal, testing Tim Krul with a curled effort to the bottom right corner which was palmed away by the goalkeeper.

Ten minutes later, though, Krul wasn't so formidable.

⚽ ⏱️ 33' The Dutch goalkeeper inexplicably attempted to take a touch beyond the onrushing Aubameyang, who stole possession from his toe to slide the ball into the empty net.

That was his 50th goal for the club, a milestone he reached faster than anyone, including legends Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie.

ASSIST⏱️ 33' Four minutes later, he would turn provider, with a stabbed pass into the centre of the box with the outside of his boot for Granit Xhaka to lash a finish into the left corner.

⚽ ⏱️ 67' Norwich were very accommodating to Aubameyang on the night, as it was another error at the back which allowed the Arsenal hitman to pounce on a loose ball inside the box before confidently finishing into the bottom left corner.

Arsenal 4-0 Norwich: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

The two goals were from four shots which he had on goal, with all of them going on target and with six touches inside the opposition penalty area, he outperformed every other player in that metric.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

The win versus Norwich represented a significant increase in performance for Aubameyang, who was previously below average against Southampton, earning a 5.9 FC Rating against the Saints.

His two goals and assist versus Norwich saw him increase to a 9.5 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Aubameyang match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating9.5🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played82
Touches33
Touches In Box6Rank #1
Shots4Rank #1
On Target4Rank #1
Goals2
Final Third Passes9

What Next?

As we approach the end of the season, speculation will only increase on Aubameyang's future and whether he will remain at the club beyond the summer.

The dynamic forward is now top scorer in the Premier League and that will likely only increase speculation further for a player who really deserves to be playing Champions League football.

With Arsenal's squad needing something of a rebuild, fans may have to come to terms with the fact that they may have witnessed him play his last game for the Gunners in person.

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