Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (L), Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C), and Liverpool's Sadio Mane (R)
Wednesday May 15, 2019. 09:15
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is proud to be representing African football following an excellent first full season in the Premier League.
The Gabonese striker ended as the co-top scorer in the English top flight after netting 22 goals for the Gunners through their 2018/19 campaign.
However, he was not the only African forward to excel, with the Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also hitting 22 apiece.
This meant the African trio shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot prize and made history for the continent in the process.
“It means a lot," Aubameyang said of his success. “I am really happy and proud of it. I am sharing this trophy with Mane 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 teammates for helping me to get it."
While Salah and Mane are set to represent Egypt and Senegal respectively at the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Aubameyang will not be appearing at the tournament due to Gabon’s failure to qualify for the finals.