EPL: More goals to come, assures Arsenal's new signing Aubameyang

Updated: 05 February, 2018 08:50 IST | Goal.com | London

Arsenal's new signing sounds confident after opening his account on debut

 Arsenal striker Aubameyang celebrates scoring against Everton in an EPL match on Saturday. pic/afp
Arsenal striker Aubameyang celebrates scoring against Everton in an EPL match on Saturday. Pic/AFP 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, says his debut goal for Arsenal was just a taste of things to come as he promises to get better. The striker completed a club-record Pound 55 million move to Arsenal on the final day of the transfer window, while the Gunners let Olivier Giroud go to Chelsea for Pound18m. Aubameyang was immediately thrown into the starting XI for Saturday night's clash with Everton, while Pound 52m summer signing Alexandre Lacazette dropped to the bench.

As the Gunners strolled to an easy 5-1 win with three goals in 20 minutes, the Gabon international opened his account for his new side in the first half. Aubameyang strayed offside as former Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan's delicate touch made its way through to him, allowing him to chip it beyond Jordan Pickford. The game may have included a hat-trick from Aaron Ramsey and a treble of assists from Mkhitaryan, but it was the new striker's debut goal which attracted the most attention, and he insists it'll be the first of many.

"Of course, I was really happy," Aubameyang said via the club's website. "We won the game in the first half and the second was a bit different. We're all happy. Is there more to come from me? I think so." Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan's bright start to life at the Emirates Stadium has impressed coach Arsene Wenger, who feels they looked right at home in their new team.

"The two players who came in the transfer window look like they have always played with us because they have the same mobility, same ability and same technical quality," said Wenger. Aubameyang arrived here after making a strong start to the 2017-18 season with Dortmund, scoring 21 times in 24 games. But his time soured towards the end as he was punished by the club and dropped from the squad as he forced his move to the English capital.

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