It just is not working with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Playing with two centre forwards who are prolific or reputable should be one of the most ingenious things a team can do especially when they need all the goals they can get, but that setup doesn’t always work that is why very few teams use them.
When Arsenal signed Pierre Emerick Aubameyang last year, I was excited to see the Gabonese join my darling team, but that excitement quickly disappeared when I remembered that we already had an accomplished goal scorer in Alexandre Lacazette.
He remains one of our most important signings in recent seasons, but his partnership with Lacazette hasn’t worked, to the best of my knowledge.
Lacazette is an out-and-out striker and Aubameyang is always at his lethal best when plays as a centre forward too.
In his bid to play them together, Unai Emery usually played Aubameyang on the wing, while he has delivered at times by cutting inside, he has netted more times when he played through the middle.
Lacazette is a natural finisher and one of my favourite players when we play at home, but he can hardly play in any position apart from the centre forward.
I can only imagine how difficult it has been for managers to fit them both into a starting eleven and I believed that Arsenal plays better when we start with just one of them, preferably Aubameyang.
My suggestion for ideal an Arsenal attack would be to get a new Left Wing Forward that would play from the left-wing, play Aubameyang as the centre forward and Nicolas Pepe as the Right Wing Forward.
An opinion piece from Gooner Steve