Through this blog post we are going to look back across the football careers of Agüero and Aubameyang to see how they performed for both club and national squads. While we do this, we will try and identify the strengths and weaknesses of both players. So, if you want to find out more about Agüero and Aubameyang and how their stats compare, then keep on reading.
Agüero’s 18/19 Premier League Performance
To begin with, we will investigate the performance of Agüero during the 18/19 Premier League season which he spent wearing the signature sky blue and white Manchester City strip. In the bullet points below we have listed every match in the Premier League season that Agüero scored a goal along with the team it was against. This information in turn allows us to pinpoint any trends in his scoring for that season:
- 19/08/2018 – 3 goals scored against Huddersfield
- 22/09/2018 – 1 goal scored against Cardiff City
- 29/09/2018 – 1 goal scored against Brighton
- 20/10/2018 – 1 goal scored against Burnley FC
- 04/11/2018 – 1 goal scored against Southampton
- 11/11/2018 – 1 goal scored against Manchester United
- 30/12/2018 – 1 goal scored against Southampton
- 03/01/2019 – 1 goal scored against Liverpool
- 29/01/2019 – 1 goal scored against Newcastle United
- 03/02/2019 – 3 goals scored against Arsenal
- 10/02/2019 – 3 goals scored against Chelsea (1 Penalty)
- 27/02/2019 – 1 goal scored against West Ham (Penalty)
- 30/03/2019 – 1 goal scored against Fulham
- 28/04/2019 – 1 goal scored against Burnley FC
- 12/05/2019 – 1 goal scored against Brighton
In the 2018/19 Premier League season Agüero scored a total of 21 goals for Manchester City. As we can see in the breakdown above, his top scores were 3 goals in the matches against Huddersfield and Arsenal. He also scored three times in a match against Chelsea but one of those nets were a result of a penalty. In total, across the entire 18/19 season Agüero hit the back of the net 32 times including tournament stats from the FA Cup, Champions League, EFL Cup and Community Shield.
Aubameyang’s 18/19 Premier League Performance
Next, we are going to explore the previous season’s performance of Aubameyang when he donned the Arsenal football kit for the second season in a row. Below we have listed all of the matches in which he scored during the 18/19 Premier League season for Arsenal along with who the game was against to see if we can notice any trends:
- 02/09/2018 – 1 goal scored against Cardiff City
- 23/09/2018 – 1 goal scored against Everton
- 07/10/2018 – 2 goals scored against Fulham
- 22/10/2018 – 2 goals scored against Leicester City
- 28/10/2018 – 1 goal scored against Crystal Palace
- 25/11/2018 – 1 goal scored against Bournemouth
- 02/12/2018 – 2 goals scored against Tottenham Hotspur (1 Penalty)
- 22/12/2018 – 2 goals scored against Burnley FC
- 26/12/2018 – 1 goal scored against Brighton
- 01/01/2019 – 1 goal scored against Fulham
- 29/01/2019 – 1 goal scored against Cardiff City (Penalty)
- 27/02/2019 – 1 goal scored against Bournemouth
- 10/03/2019 – 1 goal scored against Manchester United (Penalty)
- 15/04/2019 – 1 goal scored against Watford
- 21/04/2019 – 1 goal scored against Crystal Palace
- 05/05/2019 – 1 goal scored against Brighton (Penalty)
- 12/05/2019 – 2 goals scored against Burnley FC
Aubameyang’s most successful games were against Fulham Leicester and Burnley FC. During these matches he netted two goals in total each, along with this he was consistent with scoring 4 penalties across the season. Along with the 22 goals scored by Aubameyang in the 18/19 Premier League, he also went on to score 8 times in the Europa League and once in the FA Cup during the season too, bringing his total nets for Arsenal for 18/19 to 31.
National Team Performance
Above we have looked into the performance of Agüero and Aubameyang when representing their club team across the past season. However now we are going to see how they both fared when playing internationally for their country. Below is a breakdown of each players’ statistics from the most recent national tournament they took part in for their country.
- Agüero (Argentina) – Copa America 2019 – 6 appearances, 2 goals, 2 assists
- Aubameyang (Gabon) – Africa Cup 2017 – 3 appearances, 2 goals, 0 assists
Agüero donned his Argentina kit during the Copa America 2019 and during this tournament he made 6 appearances which is double the amount of pitch time that Aubameyang received while representing Gabon during the Africa Cup 2017. Despite this difference, both players managed to score the same amount of goals, with Agüero etching ahead with two assists as well.
Agüero and Aubameyang’s Club Stats Compared
So far in this article we have looked into the performance of Agüero and Aubameyang separately to identify their strongest matches in the past season. However now we are going to compare the statistics of the past five seasons for the core leagues of both sides.
Premier League 2018/19
- Agüero (Manchester City) – 33 appearances, 21 goals, 7 assists
- Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 36 appearances, 22 goals, 5 assists
Here are the most recent results of the 18/19 Premier League season where we can see that Aubameyang started to find his footing with Arsenal compared to his 17/18 stats. He actually made three more appearance in the Premier League compared to Agüero and managed to net one more goal than him during the season.
Premier League 2017/18
- Agüero (Manchester City) – 25 appearances, 21 goals, 6 assists
- Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 13 appearances, 10 goals, 4 assists
Prior to the start of the 2017/18 season, Aubameyang moved from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal which now meant that he and Agüero were now playing in the same league. Despite Aubameyang donning the Arsenal jersey for the first time, Agüero had the strongest performance that season. This could be down to the fact that he made 12 more appearances that Aubameyang as he was still new to the Premier League.
- Agüero (Premier League) – 31 appearances, 21 goals, 4 assists
- Aubameyang (Bundesliga) – 32 appearances, 31 goals, 2 assists
2016/17 was Aubameyang’s last season with Borussia Dortmund and he did not disappoint. In these stats we are comparing how both players performed in the core league for their teams. As we can see in the stats above, Aubameyang scored 10 more goals than Agüero.
- Agüero (Premier League) – 30 appearances, 24 goals, 2 assists
- Aubameyang (Bundesliga) – 31 appearances, 25 goals, 6 assists
2015/16 was another close season for the stats of Agüero and Aubameyang. Looking at the breakdown above, Aubameyang scored 1 more goal in the Bundesliga than Agüero did in the Premier League with only 1 appearance on the pitch separating them.
- Agüero (Premier League) – 33 appearances, 26 goals, 8 assists
- Aubameyang (Bundesliga) – 33 appearances, 16 goals, 7 assists
2014/15 saw Agüero and Aubameyang both appear 33 teams in their respective leagues. Despite having the same number of appearances, Agüero emerged stronger as he managed to net ten more goals in the Premier League than Aubameyang did in the Bundesliga.
Head to Heads:
- 03/02/2019 – Premier League 2018/19 – Both in the lineup, Agüero scored 3 times
- 12/08/2018 – Premier League 2018/19 – Both in the lineup, neither scored
- 01/03/2018 – Premier League 2017/18 – Both in the lineup, neither scored
As we can see above, Aubameyang and Agüero have played head to head a handful of times with two out of the three instances above resulting in neither scoring. However, their second head to head in the 18/19 Premier League saw Agüero score an impressive three goals.
Who is the Most Effective Player in the Premier League?
In this blog post we have looked into the recent performance of both Agüero and Aubameyang to see who is the most effective on the pitch. We have looked into their club and national statistics to try and gauge a clear result on who the stronger player is. Let us know your thoughts on this over on our social media pages today and don’t forget that you can grab a Manchester City shirt or Arsenal jersey from the club’s pages on our online store – Soccer Box and pledge allegiance to your idols with pride.
This article was written exclusively for Soccer Box by Loren Astbury