Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Arsenal
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award in his first full season in north London.
Aubameyang scored 22 goals in the English top-flight in 2018-19.
The Gabonese attacker shared the award with Liverpool pair Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, who also scored 22 league goals each.
Aubameyang reveals Arsenal ambitions
This week, Aubameyang has spoken to French news outlet RMC Sport about life with the Gunners.
The 29-year-old is under contract with Arsenal until 2021.
In his interview, Aubameyang discussed his ambitions at the Emirates Stadium moving forward:
It was challenging for me to come to Arsenal and impose myself.
Now I want my name to become a legend there.
On what it’s like playing in tandem with Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang said:
I already knew his style of play. Our first meeting was great, we share the same point of view on football.
We like to joke and we like to laugh, and once in the field, you just have to look at it.
(Our relationship) is natural, one supports for the other and the other will do the same.
Aubameyang also discussed comparisons to Chelsea icon Didier Drogba:
When he arrived, he was a little younger than me and he destroyed the Premier League, in a good way.
Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan play vs Chelsea
Arsenal still have one match to play this season: the Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29th in Baku.
Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan play in the final against the Blues?
Mkhitaryan’s involvement against Chelsea is at risk due to political unrest between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The fear is that Mkhitaryan could face threats if he travels to Baku.
On Monday, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the UK made the case that Mkhitaryan will be perfectly safe if he plays in the Chelsea match.
Will politics prevent Henrikh Mkhitaryan from playing in the Europa League final?
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However, it remains unclear whether Mkhitaryan will board the plane to Baku. On Tuesday, the Times report:
Arsenal are expected to announce in the next 24 hours whether Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be left out of their squad for the Europa League final in Baku a week tomorrow.
The club fear that his presence would be a security risk and distraction for the rest of the squad because of diplomatic tensions between Mkhitaryan’s native Armenia and Azerbaijan, the host nation for the final, that centre on a longstanding conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory.