Arsenal’s Aubameyang vs Man City’s Aguero: Stats comparison shows the veteran has outperformed the Gabonese ace by a narrow margin


Player comparison: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs Sergio Aguero

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero have been two of the biggest names in world football in recent years. The two number 9’s have been banging goals for their clubs for a few years but now that the duo is competing against each other for the Golden Boot, let’s take a deeper look at their numbers.

Aguero leads the goal scoring charts in the Premier League this season with 18 goals so far but the Arsenal man isn’t far behind, having scored 16 himself. The Argentine also has 6 assists this season, 2 more than Aubameyang. But when the pair’s statistics per 90 minutes are compared, it’s a lot closer than expected.

Aubameyang averages 4.81 shots on goal per game this season, narrowly behind Aguero’s 5. The Arsenal man, however, has a better shooting accuracy of 42% than Aguero’s 38%. Aubameyang’s shot conversion rate of 22% is also higher than Aguero’s 19% but the Gabonese has missed 19 big chances so far this season.

Aguero started off the season slowly but went on an insane scoring spree which included 8 goals in 5 games. He has scored three hattricks already this campaign, something Aubameyang has failed to do since coming to England. Aguero has hit the woodwork 6 times this season, twice as many times as Aubameyang.

Both Aubameyang and Aguero have scored two penalties each so far this season but Aubameyang’s off-the-ball work has been more important than the Argentine’s. Aubameyang’s difference in numbers to Aguero could be due to the fact that he has played most of his games on the left wing.

Aubameyang has better tackles, interceptions, clearances and headed clearances than Aguero but the former Atletico Madrid forward takes the plaudits when it comes to interceptions. Aguero has committed 19 fouls this term compared to Aubameyang’s 16 and he has 3 yellow cards to his name compared to Aubameyang’s none.

Aguero has also been caught offside more times than the Arsenal and Aubameyang makes more runs with the ball into the box than Aguero.


Sergio Aguero’s numbers are mostly superior to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s but the margin between the stats is narrow.

The Argentine has been prolific but the former Borussia Dortmund man’s position in over half his games has played a part. With 9 games to play, it is going to be a tight race for the Golden Boot and the Argentine’s form in the run has been far superior.

All things considered, the two forwards are the best in the league but if you had to pick one, it has got to be Sergio Aguero.

PS: Stats have been used from Whoscored, Premier League and FCtables.

Shamanth Jayaram @ShamanthJayaram

24-year old Electrical engineer turned football writer, born and brought up in Bangalore.

Recent Posts

Done deal: Rangers sign 23-year-old forward on a pre-contract agreement

Rangers sign Scott Wright from Aberdeen on a pre-contract deal According to Sky Sports, Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers have completed…

7 hours ago

Middlesbrough eye a raid on Aston Villa for 29-year-old midfield star

Middlesbrough keen on Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane According to Teamtalk (h/t Hartlepool Mail), EFL Championship outfit Middlesbrough are eyeing…

6 days ago

Rangers join Premier League giants in the race for 19-year-old rising starlet

Rangers to battle Tottenham for Kyle Joseph According to The Sun (h/t The Scotsman), Rangers have joined Premier League side…

2 weeks ago

The Benefits of Football Betting Online

If you are thinking about doing your football betting Singapore online there are numerous sites that you can do this…

2 weeks ago

Rangers set to rival Celtic for the signing of 21-year-old League One ace

Rangers set to battle Celtic for Charlton Athletic starlet Alfie Doughty According to The Athletic (subscription required), Scottish giants Rangers…

4 weeks ago

Celtic’s stance on the future of 22-year-old star revealed amidst Serie A interest

Celtic will reject AC Milan advances for Odsonne Edouard in January According to the Daily Record, Scottish champions Celtic will…

4 weeks ago