13, 16, 25, 31. Looks like a Chinese takeaway order but it’s actually the number of goals that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed during his full four seasons at Borussia Dortmund.
The Gabon international has blossomed into a world-class striker during his career and he showed glimpses of what can be achieved in an Arsenal shirt last term by plundering ten goals in thirteen appearances.
Previously to that, he had managed thirteen in sixteen for Dortmund despite clearly wanting a move away from the German club, with the 29-year-old hitting the peak age when it comes to strikers playing their best possible football.
Everything looks set up for Bam Bam to slam home the goals this season. He wasn’t involved in the World Cup and will therefore start the campaign completely fresh and raring to go.
He will also be featuring for an Arsenal side given a new lease of life by the arrival of Unai Emery this summer, with the Spaniard clearly designating Aubameyang as his main striker for a Gunners team that could belie their odds of 25/1 for the title.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is another reason why Auba can go well, with the pair having previously played together at Dortmund and they clearly have a fantastic relationship on and off the pitch.
All things considered, the Arsenal striker looks a cast-iron each-way punt at 15/2, with the original quotes having unsurprisingly disappeared as punters latch on to the deadliness of Aubameyang.
The two market leaders are Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, with both players having featured at the World Cup. The Tottenham man was heavily involved and we’re unlikely to see him appear in his team’s opening matches against Newcastle and Fulham.
Salah will be ready from the off and it’s frightening to think that the Egyptian could actually improve on his return of 32 goals for Liverpool last season, although there’s a possibility that he could be used more lightly this term.
Jurgen Klopp has more squad depth than last season in the form of Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri, although BetVictor have 6/1 for anyone interested in backing Salah.
There are obvious dangers outside the front three in the betting, with Sergio Aguero actually trading at double figures with some firms, although we’re happy to stick with our Arsenal man at 15/2.