Unai Emery hails ‘perfect’ Arsenal strike duo Aubameyang & Lacazette

Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are among the most talented strikers he’s ever worked with.

The Spaniard has often elected to start Aubameyang and Lacazette up front together this season, with the duo bringing home a combined total of 37 goals and 18 assists for Arsenal.

The duo’s strong partnership in the Arsenal attack has been credited as a big part of the reason why the club is currently looking set to end a two-season absence from the Premier League top-four.

And Emery revealed that the pair are among the very best he’s ever worked along with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint-Germain.

Although he notably refused to mention Neymar, who he had a tense relationship with at PSG, while discussing his top forwards.

“I had at Sevilla [Kevin] Gameiro and [Carlos] Bacca. I had at Paris Saint-Germain, Cavani and Mbappe. Here I have Aubameyang and ‘Laca’. It’s perfect,” said Emery, according to Evening Standard.

“Each striker has his qualities and characteristics but one is similar. They are strikers and score a lot of goals. All of them.

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“That’s [David] Villa, [Alvaro] Negredo, Carlos Bacca, Gameiro, Cavani, [Fernando] Morientes, and [Roberto] Soldado, and now here, Lacazette and Aubameyang. It’s the same.

“We need a lot of good passes, good crosses, to give them the best option to score in the box. We can be proud that both are with us.”

He added; “Sometimes you need to play both, with two strikers, and sometimes you can play with one player wide, and sometimes you can play with another on the bench.

“Aubameyang and Lacazette, I am very happy with them. They are scoring, they are playing both [roles].

“In training, I said to them, ‘When I have one ball, I imagine you’ll score one goal, every time. Score, score, score’.

“That’s my mentality. I push them with this. That’s the best development for them and for the team.”

Arsenal will take a trip to Goodison Park today for a Premier League match against Everton, with kick-off set for 15:05 (CET).

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (9) celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)


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