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Ranking every player to score 50+ Premier League goals for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to score prolifically in Arsenal colours, the Gunners’ captain currently firmly in the mix for a second successive Premier League Golden Boot after another fine campaign.

The Gabon international is also closing in on a landmark goal for the north London side, with the 30-year-old just one short of reaching a half-century, despite having made just 72 top-flight appearances.

As Aubameyang nears the milestone mark, we’ve decided to look back at every player to score 50+ Premier League goals for Arsenal:

Alexis Sanchez – 60 goals

Alexis Sanchez’s fortunes may have stalled significantly in recent seasons, though there can be no denying that the Chile forward enjoyed arguably the best period of his career during a four-year spell in north London.

Sanchez arrived as a big-money signing from Barcelona and quickly established himself as a firm fans’ favourite, scoring prolifically to be named as the Gunners’ Player of the Season during his debut campaign – a feat he would achieve for a second time two years later.

The forward’s four-season stay would deliver two FA Cup successes – Sanchez scoring in both finals – in addition to an impressive record of 60 goals in just 122 Premier League appearances.

Manchester United would come calling in January 2018 and his move to Old Trafford proved ill-fated, Sanchez currently attempting to reignite his career during a season-long loan spell at Inter Milan.

Robert Pires – 62 goals

One of the great players in Arsenal’s modern history, Pires was an elegant footballer who weaved magic down the left-hand side of Arsene Wenger’s most formidable teams.

The Frenchman was a vital part of the club’s famed ‘Invincibles’ team, his work in tandem with Thierry Henry and Ashley Cole down the left-flank amongst the most iconic of the Premier League era.

He won two league titles and two FA Cups in north London, with perhaps his best season coming in the double-winning campaign of 2001/02 – finishing as the league’s top assist provider and being named as the FWA Footballer of the Year.

More than just a creator, however, Pires also scored 62 Premier League goals in 189 appearances.

Theo Walcott – 65 goals

Signed from Southampton as a precocious teenager, Walcott’s career did not quite reach the heights once expected despite spending more than a decade in Arsenal colours, making almost 400 appearances in all competitions and twice lifting the FA Cup under Arsene Wenger.

Playing predominantly from the right-wing, the jet-heeled star would prove a regular source of goals throughout his 12-year career in north London, scoring 65 league goals in 270 games.

His best season came during the 2012/13 campaign as he was handed an opportunity in his preferred central attacking role, scoring 14 times in the Premier League – the highest haul of his career.

Olivier Giroud – 73 goals

For much of his Premier League career Olivier Giroud has been a player who divides opinion amongst supporters, despite a fine goalscoring record and the physical prowess to thrive as an attacking focal point.

The Frenchman signed for Arsenal having helped Montpellier to a first ever Ligue 1 title in 2012, and would become a valuable member of the club’s attacking options, scoring double figures for Premier League goals in each of his first five seasons at the Emirates despite large spells out-of-favour.

Giroud departed for Chelsea in 2018 where he continues to struggle for a regular starting berth, although his record of 73 Premier League goals in 180 Arsenal appearances is impressive – with just 119 of those coming from the start.

Dennis Bergkamp – 87 goals

Few players have had as great an impact on Arsenal football club as Dennis Bergkamp, a transformative star who was the architect behind the club’s early successes of the Arsene Wenger era.

Modern football may often be hung up on statistics and data, but Bergkamp’s influence extended beyond numbers to establish himself as one of the greatest players in Gunners’ history.

A slow start after signing from Inter Milan would be followed by several seasons of magical moments, Bergkamp winning two domestic doubles amongst his list of major honours and forming part of the club’s famed ‘Invincibles’ season .

Named as PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year during the first of those double-winning seasons, Bergkamp scored 87 Premier League goals in 317 appearances – his contribution to the cause forever immortalised with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium.

Robin van Persie – 96 goals

Van Persie arrived as a talented but troubled youngster at Arsenal before developing into a star of English football, the Dutchman a genuine world-class talent in a transformative era for the club.

Arsene Wenger would transform Van Persie from wide player into a central forward, the switch paying dividends during his latter Arsenal career before a controversial move to rivals Manchester United.

His finest campaign would be that final season as a Gunner, scoring 30 Premier League goals to win the Golden Boot and being named as the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year for 2011/12.

Van Persie would depart having scored 96 goals in 194 Premier League appearances in north London, later becoming the all-time record goalscorer for the Netherlands national team.

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Ian Wright – 104 goals

The greatest goalscorer in Arsenal’s history upon his retirement, it is fair to say that Ian Wright knew where the back of the net was.

The popular forward became a hero for the Gunners’s supporters throughout his prolific seven-year spell, winning a host of major honours including both domestic cups, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and a Premier League and FA Cup double in his final season.

Wright scored a huge 185 goals in all competitions, with 104 coming in the Premier League – the second highest total of any Arsenal player.

Thierry Henry – 175 goals

Thierry Henry – in the eyes of many – is the greatest player in the history of both Arsenal and the Premier League.

The best player in the division throughout his eight-year spell, Henry won two league titles, two FA Cups and cemented his place in Gunners’ history by eclipsing Wright as the club’s all-time record goalscorer.

A record four-time winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot, Henry would score 175 Premier League goals throughout his career, the second-highest of any foreign player in the league’s history and the sixth-highest overall.

Crowned as the FWA Footballer of the Year on three occasions and as the PFA Player of the Year twice, Henry was simply ahead of his peers and remains comfortably ahead as Arsenal’s leading Premier League goalscorer.

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