Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reaches 50 Premier League goals - the sixth fastest player to do so


Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has reached 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal.

The striker opened the scoring during Arsenal’s home match against Norwich, capitalising on Tim Krul’s mistake.

Fifty goals in what was his 79th league appearance for Arsenal. What an incredible goalscoring record.

It’s probably not too surprising to hear that Aubameyang became the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 50 league goals. Yep, quicker than Ian Wright and Thierry Henry.

But where does he rank in the Premier League’s all-time record?

Well, only five players have reached 50 goals quicker than Aubameyang did.

Let’s check out the top 10:

10 | Diego Costa | 85 games

=8 | Kevin Phillips | 83 games

=8 | Thierry Henry | 83 games


7 | Sergio Aguero | 81 games

6 | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | 79 games

=4 | Mohamed Salah | 72 games


=4 | Fernando Torres | 72 games

3 | Ruud van Nistelrooy | 68 games

2 | Alan Shearer | 66 games

1 | Andy Cole | 65 games


So, Cole is the fastest ever player to reach 50 Premier League goals in just 65 games. He scored the majority of those for Newcastle before his move to Manchester United in 1995.

That beat the previous record of Premier League record goalscorer Alan Shearer, who took just one game longer.

Van Nistelrooy wasn’t far behind, while Liverpool greats Torres and Salah share fourth place.

Then comes Aubameyang. He’s put himself amongst some of the best goalscorers in the league’s history - beating Arsenal legend Thierry Henry by four games.

If the Gunners needed any further reminding that they need to keep their star man, then this is it.

The fact the Gabon forward beats the likes of Sergio Aguero and Henry shows that he's already one of the greatest goalscorers the Premier League has ever seen.

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