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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out to extend his Premier League record when Arsenal host Bournemouth today

Statistically, Arsenal should fancy their chances of taking all three points when Bournemouth visit the Emirates later today.

The Gunners have a 100 per cent home record against their south coast opponents, with four wins from four games.

Things rare work out so easily for Unai Emery’s side, their last home game against Aston Villa is proof enough of that.

Arsenal required a last-minute bail-out from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s free-kick to snatch the win against Dan Smith’s side in dramatic fashion.

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And it may well transpire that the north Londoners with need to rely on the Gabon international to find the net today too.

But fortunately for Emery, Sunday is not the day of rest for Aubameyang.

The former Borussia Dortmund star has scored 26 of his 39 Premier League goals on Sundays, the highest ratio on that day in the competition’s history.

And with Bournemouth’s shocking defensive record on trips to the capital, Aubameyang will be confident of cashing in once again.

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Eddie Howe’s team have conceded in each of their past three visits to London against Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Aubameyang has bagged eight goals in his last six Premier League games played on a Sundays.

And Emery says the £56m signing has impressed him not just with his avalanche of goals, but by becoming a leader on and off the pitch in recent times.

“He is an experienced player now,” he said of the 30-year-old, who could score his 50th goal for the club against Bournemouth on Sunday.


“His experience is good, his team-mates decided with the vote that they wanted him as vice-captain.

“I am usually speaking with him and now he is more confident and more mature in the Premier League compared to when I arrived last year, he came only six months before me.

“He scored a lot of goals last year but has now also taken a big responsibility within the team and he is one of the captains who can manage in the dressing room.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-out-extend-20521968

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