Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang breaks Arsenal record held by Thierry Henry

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal in front against Norwich City

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal in front against Norwich City (Picture: Getty)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set an Arsenal record during the Gunners’ Premier League match against Norwich City on Wednesday evening.

The Gabon international has enjoyed another prolific campaign despite a turbulent season for the north London club and is in contention to land a second successive Golden Boot.

Aubameyang, who joined the Gunners in what was then a club record £56million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, brought up a half century of Premier League goals for the Gunners in just his 75th appearane, eclipsing Thierry Henry’s record.

The legendary Frenchman took 83 matches to reach his half century, but Aubameyang reached the milestone when he took advantage of a huge blunder from Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul and slotted into an empty net at the Emirates.

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The goal was Aubameyang’s 21st of the season and saw Arsenal stamp their authority on their match against doomed relegation-battlers Norwich.

Aubameyang turned from goalscorer to provider shortly after as Granit Xhaka doubled Arsenal’s lead before half-time.

Speaking at the interval, Gunners legend Martin Keown told BT Sport: ‘Aubameyang was really sharp right from the off tonight.

‘He was pressing really high and was putting Norwich under pressure. Arsenal need players like him who can play without the ball.

‘It’s great play from Aubameyang who showed great determination to win the ball and got his reward.’

Despite his influence at Arsenal, Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move away from north London ahead of the summer transfer window.

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