The first two years of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal career involved as many permanent managers as the north London club had had in its previous 31. After being signed by Arsène Wenger and playing throughout the entirety of Unai Emery’s reign, Mikel Arteta became his third manager at the Emirates Stadium, and Aubameyang has admirably continued to adapt.
He immediately adjusted to the Premier League and shared the golden boot in his first full season, when he finished the competition’s joint leading goalscorer, alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mané, with 22 goals. During their turbulent 2019/20, when Aubameyang again scored 22 league goals, he finished behind only the 23-goal Jamie Vardy. As Arsenal’s captain and their top goalscorer, he has become crucial to Arteta’s team.