Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang: Slow start is nothing to worry about
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Signing the new contract in the summer was one of, if not the biggest transfer news for Arsenal Football Club

Despite putting pen to paper on the new deal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored just one goal in the opening five Premier League games after netting on match day one against Fulham at Craven Cottage

It was a case of normal service resumes for the number 14. But now four league games without a goal, what has happened to the prolific attacker?

You could argue that there is no issue. Yes, he has only scored one in five, but he will get going. There is no need to panic. 

When you set your standards at an enormous level, like Aubameyang has, there is always going to be raised eyebrows when you hit any kind of goal drought. 

  • The statistics

Since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, he has scored 55 Premier League goals in 90 games. A truly remarkable stat. 

Winning the golden boot in the 2018/19 season with 22 goals, his full debut season in North London, Aubameyang has always been at the top of the goal charts when the season concludes.

Despite joining The Gunners halfway through the earlier season, he still managed to hit double figures for the season.

Playing 13 Premier League games from January 2018, Auba scored 10 goals. 

Fast forward a few years to last season, it was another superb goal tally to look back on. He finished the campaign with 22 goals in 36 topflight outings. 

  • Early form from years gone by

Aubameyang scored five in the first five games for 'BVB' in the 2016/17 season. A brace vs Mainz and Wolfsburg came before a single goal against Freiburg

It was a case of deja vu in the following campaign. He scored five in five again. Goals against Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin, Hamburger SV, and a brace against Koln meant he was off and running. 

His first full season at Arsenal is relatable to the situation right now. The number 14 scored one in five after netting against newly promoted Cardiff City. like Cardiff were, Fulham are newly promoted this season.

2019/20, the skipper hit five in the first five. A brace against Watford came after goals against Newcastle United, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur

  • He WILL get going

On paper, the most alarming rate from the reading above is the 2018/19 season after only netting one goal in the opening five.

At the end of that season, 'Auba' won the Premier League golden boot. 

There is nothing to worry about with the prolific sharpshooter. He will get going. We are currently five games into a 38-league game season. 

There is a sense of optimism around the place right now. Mikel Arteta has made Arsenal a tough side again.

His captain, Aubameyang, is at the heart of this. He is the main man at Emirates Stadium.