Unai Emery reveals conversation with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before brace to win Golden Boot

first_imgAubameyang has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Gunners this term (Picture: Getty)Emery revealed that Aubameyang was desperate to start against Burnley and sent his congratulations to the forward after he went on to share the Golden Boot with Salah and Mane.On Aubameyang winning the award, Emery replied: ‘Yes [that was] another target also.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We spoke yesterday and he wanted to play today for this opportunity and the team, every player, also were with this commitment to help him if we can.‘We are really very pleased for him that he reached his target and today I think today we can be happy with him.’MORE: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reveals why he feels sorry for Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League runners-up Advertisement Unai Emery reveals conversation with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before brace to win Golden Boot Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 7:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.4kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace saw him share the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pleaded with Unai Emery for a start against Burnley before his brace at Turf Moor saw him share the Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Aubameyang, 29, scored a hat-trick against Valencia on Thursday night to send Arsenal into the Europa League final and the forward’s lethal form continued as he inspired the Gunners to a 3-1 win over Sean Dyche’s side on the final day of the Premier League season.The Gabonese opened the scoring just after half-time before doubling Arsenal’s advantage in the 63rd minute to take him to 22 goals for the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementAshley Barnes immediately pulled a goal back for Burnley before Eddie Nketiah finished from a tight angle to secure three points for Emery’s side in the fourth minute of injury time.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal finish the Premier League season in fifth place, 28 points adrift of champions Manchester City who secured the title with a 4-1 victory away to Brighton.‘I’m proud of the players and our work because I think we deserved to be fighting for the top four,’ Emery told BBC Sport after the final whistle.‘At the last moment we didn’t take it but we are closer to the other teams in our progress. We have the Europa League, we can play for one title.‘High performance today, they worked a lot in a very tough match here. We adapted the game plan and little by little we imposed our idea. A very good 90 minutes for them, us and the supporters.‘We won and we deserved it. We created chances and in the first half we struggled in moments but this is normal here with the corners and crosses. But we defended well and we could win and could play like we wanted to.’ Comment Advertisementlast_img

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