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FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Featured in TOTW 12

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistDecember 5, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates at full time after a 4-2 win over Tottenham in the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
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Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the first player to reach double figures in goals in the Premier League on Sunday and has been rewarded with a spot in FIFA 19's Ultimate Team of the Week 12.

The Gabon international was on target twice in a memorable 4-2 win for Arsenal over bitter rivals Tottenham, continuing his blistering start to life at the north London club.  

Elsewhere, Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is the highest-rated player in the squad, as he netted in a 3-0 win at Fiorentina. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique also makes the XI, as does Celta Vigo star Iago Aspas.

EA Sports released the team in full on Wednesday:

EA SPORTS FIFA @EASPORTSFIFA

🗣️ It's #TOTW 12 featuring 90 Giorgio Chiellini 💪, 88 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 🎯 & 87 Timo Werner 💨 #FUT #FIFA19 https://t.co/JB4UhJZhGC

   

Aubameyang Leads Line in TOTW 12

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Matteo Guendouzi, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrate victory after winning the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Emirates Stadium on
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After arriving from Borussia Dortmund in January for a club-record fee, the productivity of Aubameyang in Arsenal colours has been somewhat overlooked. However, there was no danger of that continuing after his masterful display on Sunday.

After slotting home from the penalty spot to put Arsenal ahead, Aubameyang scored a stunning equaliser to level things up at 2-2—strikes from Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira saw the Gunners eventually romp to a win.

The Arsenal striker joked about his reputation of only scoring simple goals on social media following the game:

Aubameyang P-E @Aubameyang7

I love tap ins but come on put some RESPEK on my name 😆😂😂😂😂💪🏽 #NorthLondonIsRed #WeAreTheArsenal #COYG https://t.co/pAxsVoIADn

As Matt Furniss of OptaJoe relayed, Aubameyang has been ruthless when presented with chances in the Premier League:

Matt Furniss @Matt_Furniss

Lukasz Fabianski was the last goalkeeper to save a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot on target in the Premier League - 99 days ago (25th August). Now 10 successive shots on target scored in the competition.

Given he's already one of the quickest players on FIFA 19, there's no doubt this boost will make the forward's upgraded card one to cherish.

For those players seeking to bolster their options at the back, Chiellini would be a smart choice, as he continues to set impressive standards for the Bianconeri. Fiorentina away is never a straightforward encounter for Juve, but they dealt with the challenge with ease.

Chiellini netted the second of three goals scored by Juve on the day and helped organise a defence that nullified one of the brightest attacks in Italian football.

Per Italian Football TV, he was full of praise for the team afterwards:

Italian Football TV @IFTVofficial

"@Cristiano is the cherry on top of the cake, but the cake was ready before he got here" - @chiellini https://t.co/wVebZQopN7

One defender who gets on the scoresheet more consistently is Pique, as the centre-back's goal against Villarreal was his second in as many games having fired against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League prior to the La Liga fixture.

Aspas was also sure to make the cut after a brilliant brace against Huesca, including this sensational individual goal:

Eleven Sports @ElevenSports_UK

| 😳 | Audacious Aspas. Former #LFC man, Iago Aspas, netted a mesmerising goal for Celta Vigo at the weekend. 😍 #LaLiga https://t.co/9CgoNfmSSp

Elsewhere, Timo Werner makes it into the XI for the third time this season after he scored twice in a crucial win for RB Leipzig against Borussia Monchengladbach. After a disappointing 2017-18 season and FIFA World Cup for Germany, Werner has eight goals in the Bundesliga already this term.

Also from the Bundesliga, Schalke's Ralf Fahrmann lines up between the sticks after starring against Hoffenheim in a 1-1 draw. Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry is another in the lineup, as his two goals in the 2-1 win over Werder Bremen helped his side to a first win in four in the German top flight.

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