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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a new club record during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Southampton. The 28-year-old forward, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund in January, has had an impressive start to life in north London and was named up front as the Gunners hosted Southampton on Sunday afternoon. Aubameyang became the first player in Arsenal’s history to score five goals in his first six Premier League games after his brace against Stoke last weekend.
And Aubameyang’s goal versus Southampton meant the striker has been directly involved in seven goals (six goals, one assist) in his opening seven matches. Shane Long’s opener and an equaliser from Charlie Austin in the 73rd minute stunned Arsenal but Aubameyang’s effort and a brace from Danny Welbeck ensured Wenger’s men came away with three points.
Aubameyang was replaced by Alexandre Lacazette in the 71st minute at the Emirates despite Arsene Wenger’s belief that the duo can play together. ‘Yes, I think they can play together,’ Wenger said following Arsenal’s defeat of Stoke.