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first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke an Arsenal record during the victory over Norwich (Picture: BT Sports)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he is ‘really proud’ after breaking an Arsenal record previously held by Thierry Henry during the Gunners’ emphatic victory over Norwich City.The Gabon forward brought up a half century of Premier League goals for Arsenal in just his 75th appearance as Mikel Arteta’s side thumped Norwich 4-0 on Wednesday eveningIn doing so, Aubameyang eclipsed Premier League legend Henry’s record for the north London outfit.Aubameyang joined Arsenal in a £56million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and has now scored 62 goals in 101 appearances for the club.ADVERTISEMENTAsked about breaking Henry’s Arsenal record, Aubameyang told Sky Sports: ‘[I am] really proud, really proud.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘First of all I’m proud of the team because we did a great job. I’m really happy and proud. 🔴 Fastest players to reach 50 PL goals for @ArsenalApps:79 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang83 – Thierry Henry87 – Ian Wright101 – Alexis Sanchez113 – Olivier Giroud pic.twitter.com/VlaeNasEoS— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 1, 2020 ‘My performance was good, I think. I’m always happy to score goals and help the team win games.’Aubameyang fired Arsenal in front against Norwich on Wednesday evening and then added the hosts’ third after Granit Xhaka doubled the Gunners’ lead before half-time.Cedric Soares then netted his first Arsenal goal as Arteta’s side secured an emphatic 4-0 victory to climb to seventh in the Premier League.Discussing Aubameyang after the win, Arteta said: ‘The way he works everyday he decides to get better. Hopefully he’s here for longer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He can see what we are trying to do and hopefully he can evolve.’On his team’s performance, Arteta added: ‘They are so willing, we convinced them even more this is the right direction.‘We cannot give anything to the opponent. I’m really pleased with the understanding of the game.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Aubameyang drops contract hint after Saka signs new deal Arsenal dealMORE: Arsenal postpone Lacazette decision because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 8:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.5kSharescenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts to breaking Thierry Henry’s Arsenal record Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img“We don’t feel like any team is better than us. We feel asthough we are as good as or better than any team in the conference.” This is the attitude surrounding the 2007-08 men’s tennisteam, voiced by assistant coach Evan Austin as it heads into the Big Ten IndoorChampionships this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., concluding the fall and,essentially, exhibition season. In its latest warm-up, the five-day long ITA Regional inMinneapolis, three Badgers reached the quarterfinals — seniors Jeremy Sonkinand Nolan Polley and sophomore Moritz Baumann — and the tandem of Sonkin andLuke Rassow-Kantor reached the semifinals. It was arguably Wisconsin’s best performancethis fall. Last year, the Badgers’ tennis team had one of their bestseasons in the program’s history, finishing No. 32 nationally and fourth in theBig Ten with a 16-11 record. They beat eight ranked opponents throughout theseason. Looking ahead to the spring season, however, the team willface a difficult road. It will play 14 teams from the FILA Collegiate TennisRankings. Out of those ranked teams, eight of them come from the Big Ten,including last year’s Big Ten champion, No. 3 Ohio State.”It’s going to be physical and every match is going to be a grind for us,”Austin said. “We have to prepare now to get the mindset that every match isgoing to be tough, and if you take a day off, then you are going to lose.”So what makes this team different from the previous few seasons? Coach Austindescribed it in one word: leadership.Led by Sonkin and Polley, the diverse Badger lineup is one of intimidation anddiligence. “The whole dynamic with the team has really changed. In previous years, the attitudewas in no way like the team we have this year,” Sonkin said. “The guys areready to go that extra length to be where we should be.”We are going to be a dangerous threat to any team in thecountry.”Sonkin and Polley are both previous MVPs of the team and have had great successat singles in both the Big Ten and NCAA. Polley concluded the season ranked No.101. Also, Baumann came out of nowhere to make a name for himself by finishingat No. 49. His ranking placed him among the top five in the nation forfreshmen.”A lot of our focus has been getting the guys on the same page,” Sonkin said.”Knowing that we are strong in our singles and doubles, our team has been ableto bring a lot of really great aspects to every practice and we have beenworking to get the best out of every practice we have.”The official season doesn’t open up until Jan. 26 against UW-Green Bay at theNielsen Tennis Stadium, but Sonkin and company are already eagerly anticipatingits arrival. They have high expectations, despite having never gotten past theround of 32 in the NCAA Tournament in school history, and want to put them tothe test. “Anything less than the quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament and No. 1 or 2 inthe Big Ten would be a disappointment with the talent on this team,” Polleysaid.last_img read more