Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not have scored in his last three Premier League games, but Newcastle United know all too well the threat the Gabonese striker poses.
After their 10-match unbeaten run was shattered in a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, Eddie Howe’s side will be expecting a response from Mikel Arteta’s resurgent Arsenal side.
The Magpies head to the Emirates Stadium in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off where we continue our hunt for that elusive first Premier League win of the season.
With three goals conceded at St James’ Park against promoted Brentford, Aubameyang will fancy his chances of improving on his record against the league’s joint leakiest defence.
Aubameyang loves playing against Newcastle
The 32-year-old has scored in his last five games against the Magpies and has only failed to register a direct goalscoring contribution (goal or an assist) in one game against us.
In eight games against Newcastle, the Arsenal captain has six goals and three assists to his name. He has only scored more against Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley (both eight goals) versus sides in the Premier League.
After losing his first ever game against the Toon back in 2018, the former Dortmund striker has been on the winning side in the last seven encounters.
The only team that Aubameyang has won more times against during his career than Newcastle is Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, who he beat eight times (Transfermarkt).
In the four games against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, Aubameyang again only failed to find the back of the net or make an assist on one occasion.
Aubameyang is unbeaten against the former Cherries boss, with three wins and a draw to his name and in those four games, he scored three goals.
If Newcastle and Howe are going to improve on their dire record against Aubameyang and Arsenal, keeping the Gunners’ number 14 quite is going to be pivotal.
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