Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores Hat-Trick In Opening 17 Minutes Of Pre-Season Friendly

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an absolute beauty in Arsenal's friendly against Boreham Wood this afternoon, while bagging a 17 minute hat-trick to the delight of new manager Unai Emery.

It's Unai Emery's first game as Gunners manager and it comes in the form of a pre-season encounter with the National League outfit from Hertfordshire.

And the Spanish manager named a strong squad for the game - or as strong as he could name considering some stars are still either at the World Cup or on holiday after playing at it.

Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang are all included in the starting XI, while new signings Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Konstantinos Mavropanos were also given debuts.

But it was Aubameyang who stole the show early on with this beauty of a strike to open the scoring:

Arsenal Fan TV are at the game too and caught some fan footage of the strike as it hit the back of the net too:

How good is that from Aubameyang, though?

It was already a big enough challenge for Boreham Wood without the Gaboan international coming up with ridiculous goals like this.

Here's how social media reacted to his heroics:

Can Arsenal challenge for the title this season under new manager Unai Emery or will they struggle again?

Let us know in the comments.

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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