The Arsenal winger Henrik Mhkitaryan is definitely out of action for the next few weeks, and his absence will give Arsene Wenger a headache on who to play in his place for the Gunners League games, but who could replace him out n the wing?
Wenger played Reiss Nelson this weekend but as Lacazette was needed for tonights Europa League game he was only brought on for the last half hour, replacing Aubameyang. But Lacazette himself thinks that he should be able to play at the same time as Aubameyang when they are both available. When PEA gave Laca the ball for last weeks penalty against Stoke, Laca was asked if he thought that the two strikers could play together and he said:
“Yes, because he is different player,”
“He loves the space and I’m a player who loves to get the ball to my feet.
“I think we can play together like on Sunday but the coach will decide and we need to respect the decision. But I like how Pierre plays and I think we can be good together.
“Auba is a nice guy and after the first penalty [against Stoke] he told me: ‘If there is another one I will give you the ball’. So it was nice from him.
“In life he is a great guy, he is really nice with everybody and it was good for my confidence.
“For the team it shows that even if we are strikers we can think about everyone in the team and we are not focused only to score goals [ourselves].”
It is great that they still have some camaradie despite competing for the centre-forward position, but could Arsenal be even better if they both started the game together on the pitch?