Aubameyang smashes Henry record

English Premier League

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved to the top of the Premier League's goalscoring charts after netting a brace on Wednesday, and the African star smashed one of Thierry Henry's records in the process. 

Aubameyang, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah last season, move to the top of this campaign's goalscorers' list alongside Jamie Vardy after scoring twice in the Gunners' 4-0 drubbing of Norwich City this week. 

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The Gabon star's first goal of the night was also his 50th EPL goal for Arsenal in just his 79th appearance for the club, making him the fastest-ever player to reach the milestone for the north Londoners.

Arsenal's record goalscorer Thierry Henry had previously held the record after scoring his first 50 league goals for the club in 83 matches, while legendary striker Ian Wright needed four more games to bring up his 50.

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Aubameyang's record also makes him the sixth-fastest player from any club to achieve the milestone in the Premier League era, and the second-fastest African behind Liverpool's Salah (72 matches).