April 15, 2024

Aubameyang does (much) better than Sanchez

Adored last season from the moment he arrived at Marignane airport, Alexis Sanchez left OM fans with many regrets when he departed this summer, more or less pushed out the door by the Phocéenne management after prevaricating for a long time over the contract proposal submitted by president Pablo Longoria. With his grit and self-sacrifice, the Chilean striker put everyone in Marse…

Adored last season from the moment he arrived at Marignane airport, Alexis Sanchez left OM fans with many regrets when he departed this summer, more or less pushed out the door by the Phocéenne management after prevaricating for a long time over the contract proposal submitted by president Pablo Longoria. With his grit and self-sacrifice, the Chilean striker put everyone in Marseille in agreement. To the point of complicating the task of his successor.

The successor in question is none other than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – a goalscorer fromEven entering the pitch last Thursday for the Europa League match against Ajax, the player has since turned opinion on its head, scoring five goals in three games. Scoring against Amsterdam, Rennes and Lyon on Wednesday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took his season’s tally to 10 goals and five assists – 15 of the 34 goals scored by OM in 21 outings in the 2023-2024 season.

The former Gunner is unrivalled in this game of cumulative goals and assists, with Jonathan Clauss and Amine Harit the closest runners-up.