Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 7:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link210Shares Thierry Henry was unstoppable for years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)The Frenchman finished his Gunners career with 174 Premier League goals in 254 games and 226 goals in all competitions.Ian Wright, somewhat surprisingly, didn’t manage the feat despite scoring 128 Premier League goals in 221 appearances.Wright managed 20+ on three occasions, but never consecutively.Robin van Persie, Arsenal’s third most prolific striker of the Premier League years, only scored over 20 goals in a season once, although this saw him come close to the achievement, netting 18 in 2010/11 and then 30 the following season.Aubameyang’s Arsenal contract expires next year and talks are ongoing over an extension, which the club are keen for their captain to sign.More: 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 CityWith Vardy being the other goalscorer on Tuesday night at 33-years-old, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was asked if Aubameyang could still be scoring goals in two years and he was unequivocal.‘Absolutely,’ said the Spaniard. ‘I would like to see where Leicester were today without Vardy in the last three years.‘So I think it is a really good example to consider at least. And, as well, considering both players they are always available.‘They are players that are so resilient and they are able to play 50, 55 games every year and they have been scoring in a consistent way. That’s why I don’t doubt Auba.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France finalMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season on Tuesday night (Picture: Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrote his name into the Arsenal record books when he opened the scoring for the Gunners against Leicester on Tuesday night.The 31-year-old scored after 21 minutes at the Emirates, a goal which was later cancelled out by Jamie Vardy as the match ended 1-1.However, it was a significant strike for Aubameyang as it was his 20th Premier League goal of the season.This means that he is now only the second Arsenal player, after Thierry Henry, to score 20 or more Premier League goals in consecutive seasons.ADVERTISEMENTThe Gabonese striker arrived in January 2018 and scored 10 in his first 13 games. Last season he netted 22 league goals and is already on 20 with four games to play in this campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementHis two goals against Norwich last week already made him the quickest Arsenal player to ever get to 50 Premier League goals and his tally now stands at 52 in 81 games.Henry, who is Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer, scored 20+ goals in five consecutive seasons from 2001-06, peaking in 2003-04 when he netted 30 times. Advertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang matches Thierry Henry Arsenal record with Leicester goal
Al Ain had shocked River Plate on penalties in the semi-final but never looked like following that up with a famous win at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.Midfielder Toni Kroos has won five of the past six Club World Cups – in 2013 with Bayern Munich and 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 with the Spanish side.Real now hold the record for most victories in the competition, which was first held in 2000, moving one clear of Spanish rivals Barcelona.Earlier, Copa Libertadores winners River Plate won the third-place play-off by beating Asian champions Kashima Antlers 4-0. Gonzalo Martinez scored twice on what is expected to be his final appearance before joining MLS champions Atlanta United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gareth Bale scored hat trick last night to put Real Madrid on the road to clinching a third FIFA Club World Cup title Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final yesterday.Luka Modric curled home the opening goal from the edge of the area after Karim Benzema’s lay-off. Marcos Llorente hit a stunning 25-yard half-volley – his first professional goal – and Sergio Ramos headed in the third from Modric’s corner. Tsukasa Shiotani nodded in for Al Ain before Yahya Nader’s own goal.Real could have won by more. Lucas Vazquez hit the post early on and Gareth Bale – who scored a semi-final hat-trick against Kashima Antlers – went close with a spectacular bicycle kick which went just over the bar.
huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 RANKED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Sarri expects big things from Alonso ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won getty 2 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Alonso told as.com: “What I can say is that I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea, and that the club must also be with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, the club have offered me an extension.“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced.“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month, in the coming days.” BEST OF silverware Marcos Alonso is set to extend his Chelsea stay by signing a new contract with the club.Speaking on Spain duty, Alonso was asked about persistent links with a return to LaLiga and revealed his intention to remain at Stamford Bridge. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Alonso is on the verge of signing a new deal Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Alonso signed a five-year deal on joining the Blues from Fiorentina in August 2016, but now the 27-year-old left-back is poised to be rewarded for his performances.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri recently stated his belief that Alonso has the potential to be the world’s best left-back.