Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared the 2018-19 Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, much to his delight.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is proud to have shared the Premier League Golden Boot with two fellow African players in Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.
The trio all finished the league season on 22 goals, with Gabon international Aubameyang and Mané drawing level with Salah by scoring two each in respective wins against Burnley and Wolves on Sunday.
This meant the award was shared between three players for the first time since 1998-99 when Michael Owen, Dwight Yorke and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hit 18 goals each.
"We are representing Africa, so it is a good sign for the continent"
"The Golden Boot means a lot. I am really happy and proud of it," he said. "I am sharing this trophy with Mané and Salah. I like these two guys.
"We are representing Africa, so it is a good sign for the continent. I am really proud, and I have to thank my team-mates for helping me to get it."
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The former Borussia Dortmund striker has hit 31 goals in all competitions this season as Unai Emery's side fell short of their top-four target, although they reached the Europa League final, where they will take on Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will clash with Tottenham for the Champions League on 1 June, marking the first time both of Europe's top finals will be contested by four teams from the same nation.
"Now you can say the Premier League is the best in the world"
"Now you can say the Premier League is the best in the world because four clubs are in the finals and as we saw this season, Liverpool and Manchester City played [to] the last game for the title. So, that's why I came here, for that," said Aubameyang.
"It took a little bit of time [to adapt]. I had six months to adjust to this league. I think I did well in the first six months and now I have done it for the whole season. Hopefully I will do better [in the] next seasons."
Arsenal's final game of 2018-19 will be on 29 May when they face Chelsea in Baku.
"We will have two days off and for the first week we will not be thinking about the final," said Aubameyang.
"We will go to Baku three or four days before the final, on the Saturday I think, and prepare for the match over the final three training sessions."