Aubameyang brace earns Arsenal a draw against Norwich

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a spot kick in Arsenal’s game against Norwich City on Sunday./ PHOTO: Arsenal FC

Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a brace as Arsenal settled for a draw against Norwich on Sunday.

The game marked Freddie Ljungberg’s debut as caretaker manager following the Friday dismissal of Unai Emery after a disappointing run of results recently.

Arsenal went behind midway through the first half as Teemu Pukki found the back of the net to round off an impressive counter attack by the Canaries.

Aubameyang levelled for his side from the spot on the half-hour mark after Christoph Zimmerman was adjudged to have handled Mesut Ozil in the penalty area.

Todd Cantwell restored Norwich’s lead in added time of first half, sending the home crowd into jubilation.

Aubameyang again leveled for his side in the 57th minute from a corner kick, a result that stayed on until the final whistle.

Both sides pushed hard for a win but impressive goalkeeping kept the result at 2-2.

The result means Arsenal have now gone eight games without a win, their longest winless run in 25 years.

Ahead of the game, Arsenal director Josh Kroenke said the club will take its time in searching for their new manager, insisting it is about the right candidate, not the first candidate.

According to Sky Sports, Max Allegri and Brendan Rodgers are among the names on the shortlist for the job.