Aubameyang urges Emery to keep faith in a two-man strike force

Aubameyang says he can do better with Lacazette playing next to him

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has urged manager Unai Emery to keep faith in a two-man strike force after the Gabonese international was deployed alongside Alexandre Lacazette up front in the 2-0 win over Chelsea.

The Gunners have looked a much more potent attacking force with both the strikers working in tandems but Emery has rarely fielded the two up front in the Premier League this season.

Aubameyang has often been forced to fill in a wide attacking role on the left with Lacazette favoured as the lone man up front but the 29-year-old believes that he can do better with Lacazette playing next to him.

“Why not? Sincerely, I hope so because when you have a striker like Alex near to you then he’s really good to play with. I hope we will play more games together.

“It was really nice,” said Aubameyang.

“I think we did a lot of runs, a lot of efforts for the team, we worked a lot and of course we are happy when we play together because we have such a good feeling between us. It was cool.”

“Since I joined Arsenal he was here and he came to me and talked to me and now we are going well, we have the same vision about football and I love him! He’s a great guy.

“It is nice between us, it’s not a bad rivalry, we are friends. When one is going well the other is happy and that’s the most important thing, to do well.”

First-half goals from Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny meant that Arsenal closed the gap on 4th-placed Chelsea to just 3 points, handing them a massive boost in their pursuit of a Champions League qualification spot.

“I can do a bit more. I hope I will. I try to. I hope I will do it,” added Aubameyang.

“This win was very important. We knew that it was important to get a result. It’s a very good win for us because now we are only three points from Chelsea. We’re not far. We will try to keep the distance very low.

“This gives us a lot of confidence that we can finish the season well.”

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