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Aubameyang sets Arsenal record with 50th PL goal

1 Jul 2020
Arsenal FC v Norwich City - Premier League

Striker reaches half-century faster than legend Thierry Henry and lies sixth in competition's overall standings

When he opened the scoring against Norwich City on Wednesday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a Premier League record for Arsenal that had been held by club legend Thierry Henry.

The goal against the Canaries was the striker's 50th in the Premier League and came in just his 79th match in the competition. 

Aubameyang reached the half-century four matches faster than Henry, the club's record goalscorer overall and leading PL goalscorer, with 175 top-flight strikes.

After taking 79 matches to reach 50 Premier League goals, Aubameyang is sixth in the Premier League's overall rankings.

And he is now the joint-leader in the race for the 2019/20 Golden Boot, moving level with Leicester City's Jamie Vardy on 19 goals as he seeks to win the award for the second season in a row.

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The player requiring the fewest appearances to hit 50 goals was Andrew Cole, who achieved the mark in his 65th PL match. 

Fastest scorers of 50 PL goals
Player Date of 50th goal Apps
Andrew Cole 04/03/1995 65
Alan Shearer 10/09/1994 66
Ruud van Nistelrooy 23/08/2003 68
Fernando Torres 29/12/2009 72
Mohamed Salah 19/01/2019 72
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 01/07/2020 79

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