Arsenal would be bottom of the Premier League without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Those 14 Premier League goals have been mighty important for the Gunners!

Arsenal fans are understandably concerned over the reports that Barcelona could swoop to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.

The Gabon striker has scored 14 Premier League goals for the Gunners in 2019/20 and his performances have provided rare moments of respite for supporters.

Without him, you dread to think how far morale would have fallen under Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg.

Goal are reporting that Barca are eager to sign Aubameyang on loan this window to cover for the injured Luis Suarez.

It's a deal that may seem farfetched on the face of it, but stranger things have happened in football.

And if it were to materialise, Arsenal could well be doomed. Why you ask? Because without Aubameyang's goals this season the Gunners would be rock-bottom of the Premier League table.

The striker's 14 goals have contributed to 13 points, meaning that Arsenal's 29-point tally would be taken down to 16 without him - one behind Norwich City.

Amazingly, Aubameyang hasn't won the most points for his side in the Premier League this season, that title belongs to Wolves' Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican's 10 goals have delivered 14 points, a quite incredible return.

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So Liverpool would only be four points clear with a game in hand without Sadio Mane...

Jordan Ayew's return with Crystal Palace is extremely economical. The Ghanian's six Premier League goals have resulted in 10 points won for the Eagles.

As for Tottenham, the importance of Harry Kane is once again evident for all to see.

ANALYSIS

GiveMeSport's Danny Ryan says:

Aubameyang celebrates vs Bournemouth

Losing Aubameyang now would be the final nail in the coffin over at Arsenal.

How does a 'top club' explain losing their talisman on loan in the middle of the season? To put it simply, they cannot.

The data is there to prove why the loss of Aubameyang would likely plunge the Gunners even closer to a relegation battle and after watching Arsenal this season, the data doesn't lie.

Even the charismatic playing style and goals of 18-year-old sensation Gabriel Martinelli wouldn't come close to atoning for Aubameyang's departure.

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