The French hitman Alexandre Lacazette missed out on a world Cup Winners medal with France but this could be to Arsenal’s advantage as the prolific hitman is fresh and raring to get back to scoring ways for Gunners. He only played half an hour alongside Aubameyang yesterday but still knocked in two goals and he is really keen to continue the partnership when the Premier League season starts in earnest in a couple of weeks.
When he was asked if he knew him when they both played in Ligue 1, Lacazette said: ‘No. I didn’t know him because before he used to play for a rival in France.
‘Since he came to Arsenal I’m happy with him and we have a good relationship.
‘I like it when he plays around me. If he plays in front of me or on the left it is good for me and as well for him.’
‘I hope and I think will be a better Alexandre Lacazette than last year. Now I have one year in the Premier League so of course I will be better.
‘I was happy for my teammates and country but now that’s over and I want to win trophies with Arsenal ‘I am determined to play for Arsenal and be in the squad of Unai Emery.’
With Emery playing both strikers together in most pre-season games, the signs look good that we can have both of them on the field on a regular basis. Lacazette may be keen to keep the partnership going but I think most Arsenal fans are just as positive about it.
What do you think?