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This is where Arsenal would have finished last season if Aubameyang was not in their squad

– Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was instrumental to Arsenal’s eighth-place finish last season

– The 31-year-old signed a new deal with the Gunners keeping him at the Emirates in the next three years

– The Gabon international accounted for Arsenal’s 20 points out of the 56 they recorded last term

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has proven to worth every penny on his new deal signed at Arsenal after singlehandedly lifting the club into the top half of the Premier League table last term.

The Gunners finished in eighth position with 56 points after enduring a difficult 2019-20 season under two managers.

However, if the Gabonese striker was not present in Mikel Arteta’s squad last season, they would have struggled to survive from the drop.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker scored 22 goals last campaign losing the Golden Boot award to Jamie Vardy who bettered his tally with only one strike.

Arsenal would have dropped 20 points and finishing just two points above the relegation zone in 16th, according to

Aubameyang scored a brace in their 3-2 wins against Everton and Watford which gave them six priceless points.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal would have finished 2-points off relegation without star

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal would have finished 2-points off relegation without star. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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He even grabbed three match-winners in three games during the 1-0 win over Newcastle, the 3-2 victory against Burnley and Aston Villa respectively adding another nine points.

Aubameyang also found the back of the net in eight Premier League draws for Arsenal adding another eight points to his credit.

These key points gave the Gunners the cutting edge on the league table and would have finished just one-point above Villa who ended their campiagn in 17th place.

Relegated Bournemouth and Watford only managed to record 34 points, just two points fewer than an Aubameyang-less Arsenal.

And it has become the major reason Arsenal gave him a ew deal reported to be more than Mesut Ozil’s £350,000-a-week.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now topping the list of highest paid Premier League stars after signing a new deal with Arsenal in an incredible news for the Gunners fans.

Following his superb performances last season for Arsenal in all competitions winning the FA Cup title, Gunners fans urged the board not to allow Aubameyang to leave.

The Gabonese striker was linked with many sides during the transfer window before Arsenal announced on Tuesday evening, September 15, that he has penned a new contract.

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