Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident he can win the Premier League Golden Boot award for this season.
Aubameyang has bagged 19 goals in 34 appearances this term. This makes him the league’s fourth-highest scorer behind Mohamed Salah (21), Sergio Aguero (20) and Sadio Mane (20).
The former Borussia Dortmund star previously won the Bundesliga Golden Boot award in the 2016/17 campaign, where he finished with an impressive 31 goals in 32 games.
That marks the only time throughout Aubameyang’s career that he’s finished as the league’s top-scorer.
With two games left, however, the 29-year-old is just two goals shy of matching Salah in the Premier League. He will have his chance to increase his tally against Brighton and Burnley before the season ends.
“When you’re a striker it means a lot. When you win it, it’s always a pleasure,” said Aubameyang, according to Daily Express.
“If you want to be the best you have to win the Golden Boot. It’s a tough battle.
“We have great strikers in the Premier League., they are so consistent all season. They score and they score and they score.
“The best strikers are just waiting to score all season. That’s what makes them so special.
“But I am a guy who is confident and I know I can do it. No problem if not but there’s still two games to play in the Premier League so I have my chances and why not?”
Aubameyang has managed 25 goals and eight assists in 47 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions this season.
A large part of the Gabon captain’s impressive form is down to his partnership with Alexandre Lacazette.
The duo have scored a combined total of 43 goals, which has played a big role in Arsenal’s pursuit of a Premier League top-four finish and Europa League glory.
“Maybe this is the first season in my career that I play with another striker like [Lacazette],” said Aubameyang.
“I’m really happy that we’re doing well. We always give everything for the team and Laca deserves to score goals, and I think I do as well.
“We have the same vision about football when we talk in the dressing room, the same ideas and the same feelings. The fact that we understand each other is the thing that makes the difference in the games.”
Lacazette was named as Arsenal’s Player of the Year on Friday evening.
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