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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks up golden boot chances after scoring winner for Arsenal against Watford

Aubameyang has 18 Premier League goals this season
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning goal after 11 minutes (Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident that he can win the Premier League golden boot this season after he scored the winning goal in Arsenals 1-0 win over Watford.

The 29-year-old closed down Ben Foster in the Watford goal and managed to block the goalkeepers clearance with the ball ricocheting off his leg into the back of the net after 11 minutes.

That strike means that Aubameyang has moved onto 18 for the season, just one shy of the joint-top scorers in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero.

Arsenal havent had a golden boot winner since Robin Van Persie struck 30 goals in the 2011-12 season but Aubameyang sees no reason why he cant finish as the top scorer this term.

When asked by Gary Neville whether he could overtake Salah and Aguero, Aubameyang replied: Yeah, why not? I feel confident and the race is going on. I know its a tough battle but Im confident and will carry on.

Salah has scored 19 goals this season
Mohamed Salah is looking to win back-to-back golden boots (Getty Images)

Salah moved level with Aguero in the golden boot race by scoring a wonder-goal from distance against Chelsea during Liverpools 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.

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Aubameyang acknowledged that Salahs strike was unbelievable but he insisted he was happy with his own effort, stating that he had wanted to score a goal like that for some time.

For a long time, Ive wanted to score a goal like this and toRead More – Source

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