Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again showed just how important he is to Arsenal as he inspired Mikel Arteta’s side claimed Community Shield over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners skipper broke the deadlock with his first-half goal to put Mikel Arteta’s men ahead of Premier League champions Liverpool.
A fantastic pass from academy graduate Bukayo Saka was picked up by Aubameyang on the left, who then charged towards goal, cut inside, and put the ball in the corner from outside the box, beyond Alisson Becker’s outstretched hands.
Aubameyang superb finish in the 12th minute of the game was cancelled out my a second half goal from Takumi Minamino for the Reds.
Arsenal won the match after the penalty shootout, as Rhian Brewster struck the crossbar and every Gunners penalty taker found the back of the net with skipper Aubameyang scored the winning penalty.
The 31-year-old Gabon international was on hand to lift the trophy just a few weeks after getting his hands on the FA Cup trophy at the same venue.
Arsenal, meanwhile, hoping to tie down the 31-year-old a new contract before the Premier League season starts.
Aubameyang has agreed a new £250,000-per-week deal with the Gunners in a huge boost for Mikel Arteta with the club hoping to announce the deal ahead of their season opener against Fulham on September 12.