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Emery challenges Aubameyang to keep scoring ahead of Manchester United test

Emery challenges Aubameyang to keep scoring ahead of Manchester United test
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the Premier League scoring charts with 10 goals.

Unai Emery has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to maintain the hot streak which has turned him into the Premier League's hottest property.

Aubameyang scored a brace in Arsenal's 4-2 victory against Tottenham to become the first player to reach double figures in the league this season.

The Gabon international has an impressive hit rate, netting with 10 of his 13 shots on target, and averaging one goal every 104 minutes.

He is set to spearhead Arsenal's attack when they head to Manchester United on Wednesday, bidding to extend their unbeaten streak to 20 matches, as well as claiming the club's first Premier League victory at Old Trafford in a dozen years.

"To me, his challenge is that he has the possibility to be the best scorer in the Premier League," said Emery of the former Borussia Dortmund player. "We want to help him achieve this, because if he is scoring he is helping us.

"It is also important for him that he takes confidence from matches like Tottenham, not only from scoring, but helping with the pressing against them, too.

Unai Emery has called on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to maintain his scoring streak
Unai Emery has called on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to maintain his scoring streak (Nigel French/PA)

"It is also the moment to say to him 'don't stop'. I want him to continue to improve, and his challenge is collective as well as individual."

Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winner in Arsenal's last win at United in September, 2006.

Although the fixture will mark the first time Emery has taken an Arsenal team to Old Trafford, it will be his second as a manager, following Valencia's 1-1 draw against Sir Alex Ferguson's United in the group stages of the Champions League eight years ago.

Spaniard Emery has enjoyed a promising start to his Arsenal tenure, and was praised for his half-time double substitution against Tottenham, changing his side's shape with the introductions of Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey at the interval. Lacazette put Arsenal back ahead, while Ramsey laid on Aubameyang's second.

Indeed, Emery's substitutes have been involved in 15 goals this season, four more strikes than any other team.

"It is lucky," added a jovial Emery. "At Real Sociedad, my coach Javier Irureta said to us 'when I make a change, it is because I want some change. Maybe it is positive, and maybe it is negative.'

"In other teams I have coached, I have been criticised for making changes very late. So, it depends on the moment, and how the match is going."


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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
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15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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