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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Well, He's On The Pitch

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Batman, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    RVP had two good seasons for us, 2010-11, he was our top goal scorer with 18 in the PL helping us to 4th place, and in 2011-12 he carried us to 3rd, with 30 goals in 38 appearances, and then signed for Man U scoring 26 goals in 38 appearances and carrying a rickety team to the title.

    During those 3 yrs he was untouchable and the best striker in the world.

    Auba hasnt been able to carry a team over a season yet. we came 6th and 8th in his time here. This season will settle the debate, and theres a fair chance he will prove himself a better striker than RVP with a settled team and manager. As it stands, RVP shades it.
     
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  2. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Looking at Robin's stats, it was so annoying how injury prone he was, only made 40 appearances or more 3 times in 8 seasons for us.

    He was a great player for us no doubt, but I love how Auba is always available to play...such a bonus for the team, that our best attacker is never really injured.

    Really looking forward to seeing Pierre join the list of players who have scored 100 goals for this great club this year!
     
  3. Pyres7

    Pyres7 Well-Known Member

    Auba kind of did carry us last season. I dread to think where we would have finished last season without his goals. Won us the FA cup too with vital goals against City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

    RVP at his very best shades it for me too, but Auba has been more consistent over a longer period.
     
  4. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Given that majority of PEAs career has been spent in the Bundesliga and majority of his goal scoring record is there, im going to treat his time there as the same as RVP getting injured.

    He was not more complete than the legends you mentioned and good thing I was comparing him to PEA and not all strikers as a whole.

    What PEA offers is pace and only recently great finishing (If you actually followed the guy, you'd know he misses a lot of chances, his finishing has just been refined as he has gotten older). His pace is the asset thats made him such an elite finisher because chances came to him at a plenty.

    You have RVP who has significantly less pace, therefore has to actually rely on intelligent positioning and actual finishing. Im not into stats but I am sure if we look at RVP and PEA goal conversion for Arsenal over the same period, RVP would come out on top.

    When I say he is a more complete striker than PEA, I mean he offers more than just pace and goals, he offers the latter in the same capacity but he also is a great header of the ball, good free kick taker and had decent hold up play where by PEAs is non existent.
     
  5. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Auba has a way better scoring record than RVP. What are you on about. Carried dortmund for seasons. Peak Rvp way too good though. One of the best who has played the game
     
  6. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    One thing In Auba's favour, is that Robin either played in all round better teams or at least creatively better teams than Pierre...plus I would say Pierre's main attribute is his intelligence, his intelligence in making runs (might be the best I have seen at Arsenal) Auba isn't a complete pace merchant like someone like Theo.

    Do agree that Van Persie was the more rounded player though.
     
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  7. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    What does that mean, "treat his time in Bundesliga as the same as RVP getting injured"? I really don't understand.

    This is from 4 years ago:

    "The Gabon striker also requires fewer attempts per goal, with 5.1 shots ending in the opposition net compared to 5.6 of Lewandowski's. In addition, Auba has converted 60.6 percent of his chances in the Bundesliga, with Lewy finishing off 54.3 percent of his opportunities."

    https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/blmd1n-lewandowski-and-aubameyang-resume-goal-race.jsp

    "In total, Aubameyang has scored 69 league goals since the start of the 2015/16 season, the sixth-best tally in Europe's top five leagues across that period, while a conversion rate of 23.7% in that time is also a fine return for the forward."

    https://www.skysports.com/football/...ds-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-bring-to-arsenal

    From 6 months ago, conversion rate of 26.2%, while of course average conversion rate above will have some lower & higher years:

    "https://www.planetfootball.com/quic...onaldo-jamie-vardy-pierre-emerick-aubameyang/
     
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  8. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    If we win the Europa league and finish top four this season with Auba, then Auba would have surpassed Rvp here.
     
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  9. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Auba surpassed RVP the moment he signed that contract. Period.
     
  10. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

  11. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

    Rvp also had a very good season in 08-09, where he was our best player.

    Largely agree with what you say, but let's not forget Auba just "carried"(I don't like how this term is used in football) to FA Cup and CC wins scoring 6 goals in 3 games against the best teams in the country in the process, which is simply phenomenal. Yeah, it was a team effort, but it's hard to imagine us doing it without his goals, nobody in the team is capable of it.
     
  12. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    it means the bundesliga doesn’t count.
     
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  13. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    yes .. he carried us the last few months, that’s why this conversation.. his contribution was RVP esque . We all hope he can do it over this coming season and reach that stature.
     
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  14. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    It's this for me. Nobody thought we had a chance, most of our fans didn't.

    Auba has been scoring at a consistent clip since he arrived but it was the tail end of last season where people started to recognise his greatness. You can tell because rival fans are hella salty right now.:lol:
     
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  15. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member Trusted

    VP was in better teams, Auba has definitely carried us. Unfair to put our league finishes on him when he did his job.
     
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  16. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Al you do with your life is read football forums isn't it? Like you keep giving up recaps of what people are saying on Redcafe or Sp**s forum like anyone gives a sh*t.
     
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  17. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Another thing is that EPL is much more even & competitive now. Still Auba manages to be as lethal from the wing.
     
  18. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    This guy was stealing a living at Arsenal, I'd love them too if I was him.
     
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  19. MikelHadADream

    MikelHadADream Well-Known Member

    Auba's performances in the cup last season has put him above RVP for me.

    RVP a better player though, injuries ruined him.
     
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  20. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Football fans are so Naive lmao 'Auba stayed for Arsenal not for trophies' how stupid :lol: Auba stayed cos we're making him one of the best paid players in the league and no other club is gonna offer that.
     

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