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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beats Thierry Henry record by becoming fastest Arsenal player to reach 50 Premier League goals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the fastest Arsenal player to score 50 Premier League goals.

The Gunners captain netted twice against Norwich in a 3-0 win on Wednesday evening to make it 51 goals in 79 league appearances.

Fastest Arsenal players to reach 50 Premier League goals
  1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 79 appearances
  2. Thierry Henry – 83 appearances
  3. Ian Wright – 87 appearances
  4. Alexis Sanchez – 101 appearances
  5. Olivier Giroud – 113 appearances
The 30-year-old striker is also the sixth quickest Premier League player to reach the 50-goal landmark.

Fastest Premier League players to reach 50 goals
  1. Andy Cole – 65 appearances
  2. Alan Shearer – 66 appearances
  3. Ruud Van Nistelrooy – 68 appearances
  4. Fernando Torres, Mohamed Salah – 72 appearances
  5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 79 appearances
Andy Cole holds the record at 65 appearances, while Alan Shearer (66), Ruud Van Nistelrooy (68), Fernando Torres and Mohamed Salah (both 72) trail.

Since joining Arsenal in a £56million deal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 63 goals in 101 games in all competitions.

Aubameyang has found the target 22 times this season, which only further highlights his importance to Arsenal.

He has less than a year left on his contract with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta keen to agree fresh terms with his star man.

Last month, the Spaniard appeared confident of keeping Aubameyang, who has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona.

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