Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang overcomes big miss with stunning strike and leads socially-distanced Arsenal celebration against Newcastle January 18, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reminded us what he is capable of with a stunning strike against Newcastle before leading a brilliant socially-distanced celebration with his Arsenal teammates.
The striker travelled from the halfway line before unleashing a fierce strike past Karl Darlow to put the Gunners ahead at the Emirates on Monday night.
In keeping with Leicester’s James Maddison, Aubameyang celebrated with his teammates from a distance, after Premier League players had been questioned for hugging during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the second-half was trademark Aubameyang, the first-half demonstrated everything that had gone wrong for the forward so far this season.
The Gunners captain, who bagged 22 league goals in his last two seasons, has just four in his opening 18 top-flight matches this campaign.
And his woes in front of goal looked like continuing when he spurned an open goal.
Bukayo Saka provided the inspiration yet again with a superb piece of skill, before his fizzed cross took a deflection and ended up at the feet of Aubameyang, who got himself in a muddle and hit the post.
But hopefully this represents a turning point for Arsenal’s star man, who was back to his electrifying best to open the scoring.