Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made the three-man shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2018 Player of the Year award ahead of this evening’s gala in Dakar, Senegal.
The Gabon international, who won the award in 2015 and has finished in the top three every year since 2014, is up against Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mo Salah for the second year running.
The latter won the award in 2017 and is, unsurprisingly, the favourite this time around.
Auba has scored 26 goals and made seven assists since joining the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund just over a year ago. Alongside ex-Gunner Harry Kane he’s the Premier League’s current top scorer for 2018/19.