There may not be much for Arsenal fans to like about Manchester City, but there’s no denying the respect that has been earned by some of their players over the last few years for their accomplishments in the Premier League.
One of which is Sergio Aguero.
The free scoring Argentine has arguably been the finest striker to set foot in the English top flight in the past decade, regularly tormenting opposition defences since arriving from Atletico Madrid in a £38 million deal in 2011.
Aguero has been pivotal to City’s three title successes during his time at the Etihad Stadium and, with his goal against Fulham during yesterday’s 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage, equalled a record belonging to the great Thierry Henry.
The Argentina international’s classy first half finish was his 228th goal in City colours, a total which equals Henry’s total goals tally in a Gunners shirt.
However, while the achievement took Henry 375 games to achieve, Aguero has managed it in just 329 games.
Aguero now has scored same number of goals for Manchester City (228 in 328 games) as Henry had for Arsenal.
He has done it in 48 fewer games. pic.twitter.com/gePKPMviBM
— Masroor (@masroorhussnain) March 30, 2019
When it comes to goals in the Premier League alone, however, Aguero still has some catching up to do, with Henry finding the net 175 times in the league compared to Aguero’s 162 top flight efforts.
#PL ALL-TIME TOP SCORERS
1st – Alan Shearer (260)
2nd – Wayne Rooney (208)
3rd – Andrew Cole (187)
4th – Frank Lampard (177)
5th – Thierry Henry (175)
6th – Robbie Fowler (163)
7th – Jermain Defoe & SERGIO AGUERO (162) pic.twitter.com/AaXJap5ANm
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 30, 2019
Credit where it’s due, this is a phenomenal achievement. Well played, Sergio.