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Aubameyang matches Bergkamp scoring feat

1 Oct 2019
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal

Forward's leveller against Man Utd means he has made the best start by an Arsenal goalscorer for 22 years

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's seventh goal of the Premier League season secured a 1-1 draw at Manchester United and means he has enjoyed the best goalscoring start to a campaign by an Arsenal player for 22 years.

The Gabonese striker's seven goals have come in seven appearances, equalling the start made by club legend Dennis Bergkamp in the 1997/98 season, when the Gunners won their first Premier League title.

Aubameyang now has 14 strikes in his last 14 league starts, and his minutes-per-goal ratio to date is the best of any Arsenal player in the competition's history.

He has scored a Premier League goal every 113 minutes, an even faster frequency than Thierry Henry achieved when racking up his 175 league goals for the Gunners.

Best mins/goal rate in PL for Arsenal*
Player Goals Mins/goal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 39 113
Thierry Henry 175 122
Robin van Persie 96 138
Ian Wright 104 154
Olivier Giroud 73 154

*Players to have scored a minimum of 10 PL goals

Aubameyang's rate of goals is the second-best among all players to have scored at least 10 times in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero leads the way, having scored his 172 Premier League goals at at average of one every 106 minutes.

Best mins/goal rate in PL*
Player Goals Mins/goal
Sergio Aguero 172 106
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 39 113
Michy Batshuayi 12 116
Harry Kane 130 117
Thierry Henry 175 122

*Players to have scored a minimum of 10 PL goals

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