Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has fired a warning to his Premier League rivals in the race for the golden boot.
Aubameyang capitalised on a Ben Foster mistake to bag his 18th goal of the campaign as the Gunners claimed a crucial 1-0 win over Watford.
The goal not only moved his side back into the Premier League top four but moved him just one goal behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in the goalscoring charts.
The Gabonese frontman has now told his rivals he is gunning for the top prize with just a handful of games remaining.
“Why not?” Aubameyang told Sky Sports when asked about the golden boot.
“I feel confident, and the race is going on.
“I know that it’s a tough battle.
“I’m confident and I will carry on.”
Aubameyang’s goal was hardly his finest strike as he chased down Ben Foster and charged down his attempted clearance.
He admitted it was not comparable with Salah’s wonderstrike against Chelsea on Sunday – but he was nonetheless delighted with the goal.
“I was confident,” Aubameyang revealed.
“For a long time I’ve wanted to score a goal like this, and tonight it came through.
“I was confident because normally keepers, they don’t really know if you are coming back to them.
“Tonight it is a good goal for me, I like it!
“It was a great goal from Mo Salah, unbelievable goal.
“But I like sometimes to score one like mine. Maybe it was not an easy goal, but it was easier than Mo!”
Aubameyang was also delighted to help the Gunners overcome their poor away form to triumph against 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road.
“It feels good tonight because we know that away it’s always difficult for us,” he stated.
“But today the team did a great job, everybody fought to have these three points and tonight we are really happy.
“We knew that it would be a tough game, and I think everybody knows what the target was for this season, to get into the top four.
“We knew that this game it was really important to stay in the competition for the top four. Everybody fought today and we did a great job.”