Aubameyang's smooth start as an Arsenal player
ESPN's Tom Adams appreciates how Auba presents himself at his new club
"Chasing his first hat trick in England, Aubameyang selflessly stepped aside to allow Alexandre Lacazette to score a late penalty and put the seal on a 3-0 win over Stoke. In terms of shared Arsenal penalties, it wasn't exactly as iconic as Robert Pires' bungled attempt to pass to Thierry Henry against Manchester City in 2005 but in a world where strikers are supposed to be selfish machines with tunnel vision when it comes to scoring goals and inflating their career tallies, it was still a refreshing moment. And one which spoke of a renewed spirit in the dressing room, perhaps.
"As well as letting Lacazette have the spot-kick, Aubameyang was the first on scene to congratulate him too. Maybe the trouble will come further down the line. If Aubameyang scores 35 goals next season and has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, then Arsenal may come to experience some of the same emotions that led to his acrimonious departure from Dortmund. But so far, a player who arrived in January with a reputation as a troublemaker has made the smoothest of starts to his Arsenal career.
"A return of five goals in six games is the most prolific of any new Arsenal signing in Premier League history. Not that there was a great deal of doubt but Sunday confirmed that if there is to be a revitalisation of Arsenal, Aubameyang will be at the heart of it."