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GW1 Ones to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Scout 8 Aug 2018
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Arsenal

The Scout says the Arsenal forward's form is hard to ignore as he prepares to face Manchester City

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m)

The Arsenal striker quickly hit his stride during the summer friendlies.

Aubameyang produced four goals and three assists in five pre-season fixtures ahead of a Gameweek 1 visit by Manchester City.

That has continued the clinical form he displayed after arriving from Borussia Dortmund midway through last season.

Aubameyang scored 10 goals and added four assists in 13 Gameweek appearances.

His average of 6.7 points per match was ranked second among forwards.

The underlying statistics show why.

Fighting fit

From his Arsenal debut in Gameweek 26, no forward bettered Aubameyang's 19 shots on target and 14 big chances.

A big chance is defined as a situation where the player receiving the pass is expected to score.

Aubameyang will be well rested as Gabon did not qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Combine that with his form and it is no surprise that 21.2 per cent of FPL managers own Aubameyang.

Arsenal will look to continue their fine home record from last season under new head coach Unai Emery.

Only Man City scored more goals than Arsenal's 54 in front of their own supporters.

And with City managing only one clean sheet in four summer fixtures, Aubameyang looks poised to take advantage from the off.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW1 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 2: GW1 Ones to watch: Christian Eriksen
Part 3: GW1 Ones to watch: Bernardo Silva
Part 4: GW1 Ones to watch: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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