Premier League

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Player Rating and Performance v Watford

The Arsenal striker battled hard for the Golden Boot, scoring two goals on the day, but ultimately came up short

 
6:46pm on Sunday 26th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Arsenal finished their Premier League season on a high and relegated Watford in the process with a 3-2 victory at the Emirates, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring two of the three goals for the Gunners.

In a topsy-turvy game in London, Arsenal went 3-0, with Watford fighting back to make it 3-2.

What was Aubameyang's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

Right from the opening whistle, the former Dortmund hitman looked hungry for goals as he strived to reach or surpass Jamie Vardy in the race for the golden boot.

After a foul from Craig Dawson, Arsenal were awarded a penalty just five minutes into play, providing Aubameyang with the perfect opportunity to kick off his afternoon.

⚽ ⏱️ 5' The 31-year-old stepped up to confidently send the spotkick into the bottom left corner.

Not long after the water break in the first half, he helped make it 2-0 with an assist.

A ⏱️ 24' The ball is floated to the back post for Aubameyang, who takes down possession with an assured touch before playing behind for Kieran Tierney, who guides an unconventional finish into the far right corner.

Just under 10 minutes later, he doubled his goalscoring tally, and in spectacular fashion.

⚽ ⏱️ 33' A throw-in is sent into the Watford penalty area with the ball bouncing up dangerously into the air. Aubameyang takes advantage to leap into the air and fire a brilliant bicycle kick emphatically into the top left corner from relatively close range.

Arsenal 3-2 Watford: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

Not simply just a goalscorer on the night, Aubameyang's build-up play was good, too, as he misplaced just three passes out of 20 on the night, while he enjoyed 33 touches of the ball.

His overall performance earned him a 8.5 FC Rating.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

In Arsenal's last match, the whole team, including Aubameyang, weren't up to much as they fell to a surprise 1-0 loss against Aston Villa, with the forward earning a 5.5 FC Rating.

His performance against Watford represents a significant boost to the aforementioned 8.5 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Aubameyang match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.5🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches33
Touches In Box3
Shots3
On Target2
Goals2
Assists1

What Next?

Next up for Arsenal is the FA Cup final against Chelsea. Will that be Aubameyang's last game in the red of the Gunners?

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