Auba makes three-man CAF Player of the Year shortlist

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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.

Alex Iwobi made the original 34-man shortlist.

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Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa
Gooooooonnnnaaaaaaaa

Disgrace Elnenny isn’t in that short list. He’s the Egyptian Patrick Vieira and anyone who denies is is an idiot!

thw14
thw14

You are doing the internet right.

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

Thatis the 1st thing on the www. that has outright mad eme laugh in years. Thank you!

Chiza
Chiza

Oh come on dude..deep down your soul. .if El neny makes that list then how would you rate African football??…. Let’s call a spade a spade.. El nenny doesn’t cut it bro

Ric
Ric

Think he’s joking mate

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

El Neny plays for Egypt like their Luka Modric. You feel he is the one controlling the tempo.

Goonerink

Also that saying can have racial undertones…

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone

@goonerink reaching
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Richie

Good luck Aubameyang. Hope he completes the Arsenal African POTY hat-trick after Kanu in 1999 and Adebayor in 2008.

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

Fuck the snake, Adebayor!
Might have won the league that year, if he didn’t need 5 clear cut chances to score 1 goal

Davey
Davey

He was part of the Giroud school of ‘we only score weird worldies that no one else could score but miss sitters for days’

Gooner
Gooner

And the Theo school of living offside

Ausdrexler
Ausdrexler

I have built a 30 yr hockey career around that. I score the ones that shouldnt be scored, but miss sitters. Clearly, we are a special breed.

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

This shortlist is made of the only three good players Africa has at the moment. I would put Iwobi fourth and in terms of performance in a big league, this is true. The top ten list this year is almost laughable. I think football people in Africa and from Africa are trying to organize a summit to see how to improve the situation.

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

Forgot Zaha and Naby Keita but my point is still valid as shown at the World Cup 2018.

Richie

Koulibali and Banatia would walk into our team, and Mahrez would be a good fit too.

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

I have to agree.

Confused
Confused

Kane is an ex-Gunner? Well well well…still don’t like him…

Emery in Aubalaca wonderland
Emery in Aubalaca wonderland

Did somebody who spent two hours in transit at an airport visit the country ? Kane’s time with Arsenal is similar to that.

goonero
goonero

Maybe Egypt will officially declare itself “not African” in time for Auba to take it home.

AusGunner
AusGunner

surprised they haven’t tried to give this one out to luka bloody modric too

Pakgooner
Pakgooner

He gave up his spot to Mane

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

The best signing of the final Wenge years. We can build a great new team around him.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

The only difference between ElNeny and Vieira is the hair.

Hantal
Hantal

You mean current element Elneny and current vieira clearly

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

Carrasco vs D. Suarez, whom would you prefer?

Richie

A defender.

Dave Cee
Dave Cee

The cheaper one..we are Arsenal

santori
santori

Defender? We already bought Lichsteiner.

Tony
Tony

He was free…

santori
santori

Frightfully, he can get better. He still misses a ton of opportunities. If he tucks some of those away, he will be truly a top top player.

Also needs to work on his hold up play. Seems to duck out of it every time when trying to receive long balls from our backline or keeper.

For a “pacy” player, he is also incredibly slow sometimes. Doesn’t seem to be able to get by his men either on the dribble most times.

Oberon
Oberon

You are a special type of twat.

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone

Yup