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Arsenal striker Aubameyang makes Emery plea: No rest - I want Golden Boot

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pleaded with manager Unai Emery not to wreck his Golden Boot hopes.

Aubameyang has 19 top-flight goals so far this season, two behind Liverpool's Mo Salah and one behind Salah's 20-goal colleague Sadio Mane and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

Arsenal host relegation-threatened Brighton this weekend and finish the season away to Burnley on Sunday week, when all 10 top-flight games kick off at the same time.

“It's a tough battle," said the former Borussia Dortmund star. “When you're a striker, it means a lot. When you win it, it's always a pleasure. If you want to be the best you have to win the Golden Boot.

“Two years ago [I won the Golden Boot in Germany] — I won it in the last game. Me and [Bayern Munich's Robert] Lewandowski were level on 30 goals and on the final day I scored a penalty so I was really happy.

“All the games now are important and I hope that I will play all the games. But the coach will decide what to do for the team."

He continued: “Salah and Aguero have been so consistent all season. They score and they score and they score. The best strikers are just waiting to score all season. That's what makes them so special. We have great strikers in the Premier League. Hopefully they won't keep scoring. But I am a guy who is confident and I know that I can do it.

“If I don't, no worries, that's no problem. But still two games to play in the League so I have my chances and why not?"

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