Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s stats have always been a fascinating topic. At his, and very often, the striker has looked like a player that would waltz into any team he pleases. At his worst, which could be observed on occasion, he has looked like an uninterested club squad player.
Aubameyang’s debut for FC Barcelona has been great. But, what about his time for Arsenal? Let’s look at the Gabonese striker’s stats. Is he still a player worth choosing for fantasy football?
Aubemayang‘s 21/22 stats for Arsenal
To be truthful, Aubameyang’s departure from Arsenal looked a long time coming. The striker was merely the last and most high-profile player to leave the Gunners as part of Mikel Arteta‘s plans to downsize the squad.
In the 2018/19 edition of the Premier League, Auba scored 22 goals. He followed that up with another 22 goals in the following season. Then, in the 2020/21 edition, he contributed only 10.
The 2021/22 season seemed to signal Aubameyang’s decline. The striker managed 4 EPL goals in 14 matches, and an additional 3 goals in the EFL Cup. There were also fewer assists. The overall feeling was that the player’s attributes had declined, or that the Gabonese had lost interest.
There was further bad news. Upon joining Gabon for AFCON, Aubameyang was diagnosed with heart issues.
Aubemeyang’s stats for FC Barcelona
Aubameyang’s departure from Arsenal was not a smooth one. Tensions with management had been brewing for some time. Finally, the striker strong-armed his way into a transfer to FC Barcelona on the final day of the transfer window.
It could have all been a stepping stone for Auba. However, his performances have thrilled the Catalans and their manager, Xavi.
Aubameyang has scored 8 goals in 10 matches for Barcelona in La Liga. Furthermore, he scored another 2 in the Europa League, in spite of Barca’s untimely exit.
His non-penalty XG has climbed from 0.5 to 0.66 per 90 minutes. Simply put, Aubameyang is getting into better chances and making the best of them.
Is Aubameyang a good fantasy football pick?
Yes, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is, once again, a player that you should consider for your fantasy football squad.
The striker excelled at Saint-Etienne, Dortmund, and at Arsenal. He is doing the same at FC Barcelona, contrary to expectation.
The overarching feeling is that the striker has not lost much of the abilities that made him a world-class forward. His behavior and interest have been called into question. This will happen again.
For the time being, Aubameyang is one of the most in-form players in La Liga.
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