Unai Emery tips Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win golden boot with Arsenal
The Arsenal manager is hoping that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can finish as the Premier League's top goal-scorer
Unai Emery has tipped Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win the Premier League’s golden boot award this season.
The Gabon international has hit top form in the Premier League following Emery’s appointment as Arsene Wenger’s replacement in the summer.
Aubameyang scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur at The Emirates in the north London derby last weekend.
The 29-year-old broke the deadlock in the first half before Aubameyang equalised in the second half to give the home side a platform to secure three points.
The former AC Milan striker became the first Premier League player to reach double figures in the English top flight this term.
Aubameyang finished the weekend two goals ahead of Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Glenn Murray and Callum Wilson.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday night, Emery told his pre-match media conference:
“I want him to continue improving, and his challenge is also collective and individual.
“I want his challenge to be that he has the opportunity to be the best scorer in the Premier League. We want to help him achieve this and that is because, if he is scoring, he is helping us.”
Aubameyang completed a club record £58m move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.
The Gabon striker has scored 20 goals in 27 games since his big-money switch to Arsenal at the start of 2018.
Arsenal are looking to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League for the first time in two seasons.
The Gunners have made giant strides forward under Emery after stagnating over the past couple of campaigns under Wenger.