Updated on: Thursday, July 02, 2020, 05:27 PM IST

Premier League: Arsenal thrash Norwich City in 4-0 win; Aubameyang overtakes Thierry Henry to become fastest 'gunner' to reach 50 goals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | @Aubameyang7 - Twitter

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | @Aubameyang7 - Twitter


Arsenal thrashed Norwich City 4-0 in their Premier League clash. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged himself a brace, and in doing so, he became the fastest 'gunner' to reach 50 goals in the English league.

In his 79th appearance for the club, the Gabon international took his total goals tally to 51.

The 31-year-old reached the half-century four matches faster than club's legend Thierry Henry, who previously held the record. After taking 79 matches to reach 50 Premier League goals, Aubameyang is sixth in the Premier League's overall rankings.

Reflecting on his achievement, Aubameyang said he is 'really proud'.

"I'm really proud, really proud. First of all, I think of the team. What we did today... I think we deserved the win because we did a great job, everyone was working really well today, I'm really happy and very proud," the club's official website quoted Aubameyang as saying.

Aubameyang netted the opening goal of the match in the 33rd minute to put Arsenal ahead of the bottom-placed club, Norwich City. Four minutes later, Granit Xhaka doubled Arsenal's lead, placing his side on a dominant position before the conclusion of the first half.

The second half witnessed a similar start with Arsenal keeping Norwich City under pressure. Aubameyang, in the 67th minute, scored Arsenal's third goal to bring the scoreline to 3-0.

Cedric Soares made his debut for Arsenal in the 77th minute of the match and only took four minutes to make an impact, helping his side gain a massive four-goal lead. The club then successfully managed to keep a clean sheet as they clinched a commanding victory.

With 46 points in 32 games, Arsenal stand 7th in the league. Meanwhile, Norwich City are 20th, and are likely to get relegated with 21 points in 32 games.

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Published on: Thursday, July 02, 2020, 05:27 PM IST