Arsenal news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets BIZARRE record after scoring vs Man Utd

Arsenal news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets BIZARRE record after scoring vs Man Utd

ARSENAL star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a bizarre record for the Gunners after scoring against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday evening.

The striker netted in the first-half of the tie to give Arsenal hope of progressing before Anthony Martial restored United’s two-goal lead after the interval.

Aubameyang’s goal may not have made a difference to the result – but the Arsenal forward is now the only Gunners player to hold a bizarre record.

Friday night’s goal now means the former Dortmund man is the first Arsenal player to score on every day of the week in a single season.

Aubameyang bagged a brace on a Monday night in October against Leicester.

Tuesday and Wednesday’s strikes came against Fulham and Brighton respectively, while the 29-year-old has scored two goals in the Europa League this season on a Thursday.

Eight of Aubameyang’s goals this season have been scored on a weekend.

Unfortunately, that odd record won’t win Arsenal their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

And the Gunners suffered a number of injuries during the clash to make matters worse.

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Arsenal news: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set a bizarre record against Manchester United (Pic: Getty)

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Aubameyang taps home from close range (Pic: Getty)

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Arsenal still crashed out 3-1 after an impressive Manchester United showing (Pic: Getty)

Laurent Koscielny and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were both forced off with an ankle problem and suspected broken jaw respectively.

And Unai Emery was concerned in his post-match press conference.

“Our injuries changed our possibility to do something different,” he said.

“When we were 2-1 down we had chances to draw but we didn’t score.

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Arsenal suffered two injuries during the defeat (Pic: Getty)

“Sokratis hurt his ankle – I hope not a lot.

“Koscielny is different. It was maybe a break. I hope not but he’s going to the hospital and we’re going to wait.

“We are taking a lot of big injuries, like Hector Bellerin.

“We played a team in a good moment. We lost this match but I’m happy with our work.”

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