Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang landed himself in Arsenal's record books after grabbing the Gunner's leveler in Monday's meeting with Manchester United. The 29-year-old striker's impressive form continued at Old Trafford as he grabbed his seventh successive goal in his side's first seven Premier League outings to match a long-standing record set by club legend Dennis Bergkamp.
Arsenal began the second-half of the night's encounter on the back-foot having conceded a Scott McTominay stunner right on half time. However, the Gunners kept on knocking and were not made to wait for long to be rewarded. A defensive error by Axel Tuanzebe presented Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a brilliant opportunity to make the home side pay and the Gabonese did just that with a calm finish past David de Gea.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is outscoring Man United pic.twitter.com/8FWHVZXzbA— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 30, 2019
Nevertheless, celebrations were momentarily halted by the ex-Dortmund star and his teammates as a result of a late offside call. A quick consultation by referee Kevin Friend with the VAR room subsequently fixed the blatant error by his assistant to hand Unai Emery's men a deserved equaliser.
In effect, the goal took Aubameyang's tally for the 2019/2020 season to seven in seven matches, making him the first Arsenal player to achieve the feat since Dennis Bergkamp in the 1997/1998 campaign.
Aubameyang on how VAR takes away from the celebration— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 30, 2019
"It's a strange feeling" pic.twitter.com/nFELMYNuA4