Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang News: Arsenal Striker Scores Hat-Trick in Win Over Norwich
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in the team’s 4-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday. The Gabon international had gone six games without a goal, but he found his form in spectacular fashion at the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 36th minute, latching onto a pass from Bukayo Saka before firing home from close range. He doubled Arsenal’s lead just before halftime, heading in a cross from Kieran Tierney.
Norwich pulled one back through Emiliano Buendia early in the second half, but Aubameyang completed his hat-trick with two more goals in the final 15 minutes. His second was a stunning solo effort, as he picked up the ball on the left flank, cut inside and curled a shot into the top corner.
The victory moves Arsenal up to ninth in the Premier League table, just four points off the top four. For Aubameyang, it was a timely reminder of his quality, and a sign that he could yet play a key role in the Gunners’ push for European qualification.
In other Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang news, the striker has been named the new captain of the Gabon national team. Aubameyang takes over from Bruno Ecuele Manga, who had been in the role since 2015. The announcement was made by the Gabonese Football Federation on Monday.
Aubameyang has been a key player for Gabon for many years, and he has scored 25 goals in 65 appearances for his country. He will now lead the team as they aim to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Arsenal striker has also been in the news recently due to his ongoing battle with malaria. Aubameyang contracted the disease while on international duty with Gabon in March, and he has been recovering at home ever since.
Despite missing several games for Arsenal, Aubameyang returned to action against Norwich and showed no signs of rustiness. His hat-trick was a timely reminder of his importance to the team, and his quality as a player.