Starting the new Premier League season in emphatic fashion, many will have Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the leading contender to win October’s PFA Player of the Month.
Arsenal’s leading goalscorer averaged a goal just over every 28 minutes in October.
Auba averaged a @PremierLeague goal every 28 minutes and 48 seconds in October
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 30, 2018
Aubameyang’s impressive start
Once again finding the net in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace over the weekend, the Gabon international has epitomized the Gunners’ early charge.
Scoring seven Premier League goals already this season, Aubameyang sits top of the charts with Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard.
Forming a lethal partnership with Alexandre Lacazette, the attacking duo have 14 goals already this term.
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 30, 2018
Showing why he is the joint leading marksman in the Premier League, Aubameyang scored all six of his shots on goal during October.
Since arriving at the Emirates from Borussia Dortmund in January, Aubameyang has scored 19 goals in 26 appearances.
Unai Emery during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.
Aubameyang’s dig at Emery?
While Aubameyang might be enjoying his time on the pitch, his social media activity could indicate a potential rift with boss Unai Emery.
With 12 minutes remaining at Selhurst Park, the 29-year-old was shipped off and it appears he wasn’t best pleased.
After the match, Aubameyang retweeted a post on Twitter which read: ‘Why are you replacing him? Why not let him score again?’
then why are you replacing him? Why not let him score again? #YaGunnersYa
— Name cannot be blank (@rajamudaikhsan) October 28, 2018
Although the Arsenal striker might not be impressed by his bosses’ decision on Sunday, nobody can knock Emery’s immediate impact.
Having recently enjoyed an 11-match winning run across all competitions, they sit four points adrift of the leading pack in the Premier League.
With the Gunners adjusting well to the post-Arsene Wenger era, Emery will have his sights set on securing Arsenal’s spot back in the Champions League.
Next up, Emery and Arsenal will welcome Blackpool to North London in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie.