Arsenal Forward Holds New Record Against Norwich

Arsenal Forward Holds New Record Against Norwich

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Arsenal Forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched his 50th Premier League Carer goal for his Club against Norwich to become the club’s quickest player to that mark in the modern era, reaching the landmark on the occasion of his 79th appearance.

With his future still very much shaking, the 2016 African Player of the Year scored the opening goal against The Canaries by hijacking the ball from Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul and then tapping into a free net.

Few moment later, he laid on his side’s second against the basement club, delivering the pass from which Granit Xhaka fired under the Dutchman from a testing angle to make it 2-nil

It was, however, his contribution from the opener that fired him into the club’s history books as he clinched the mark in a quicker time than legendary figures such as Thierry Henry and Ian Wright, who took 87 and 101 games respectively to reach the mark for the Gunners.

Indeed, only five players have been quicker to the 50-goal mark in the history of the Premier League.

Andy Cole, who came through the Arsenal youth ranks before achieving fame at Newcastle and Manchester United, is the fastest to his half century, grabbing it in 65 games, one fewer than Alan Shearer and three quicker than another former Old Trafford star in the form of Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Anfield favourites Mohamed Salah and Fernando Torres both reached their 50 in 72 matches, putting the former Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan forward, who turned 31 last month, in illustrious company.

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