Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that winning the Golden Boot gong was on the back of his mind as they prepared to take on Burnley.
Aubameyang bagged a brace in the 3-1 win over Burnley in the final day of the season to take his season tally to 22, tied with Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The two goals mean that the Gabonese forward has scored five goals this week after netting a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Valencia in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.
In an interview with BBC Sport after clinching the Golden Boot award, Aubameyang revealed that the gong was his target, “I am happy we won, and I am sharing this [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys I like. My team-mates knew about the Golden Boot, I said nothing. I did not want them to play and only focus on me. I am a team player. The team have had a great season but last month it has not been the best in the league.”