Aubameyang won’t mind playing on the Left Side of attack if ….. by Akinnubi
The season started this last Friday with Manchester United and Leicester competing in the opening match – which the Red Devils won. But it wasn’t our turn until Sunday when we welcomed the defending Champions and arguably the greatest EPL side since the early 2000s, Manchester City.
We lost the game though, following goals from Raheen Sterling and Bernado Silva, but we also responded with two goals too which were both offside and had two penalty claims, but in the end the score read 0:2 in favour of Man City.
One of the positives from the game is that after the introduction of Alex Lacazette for Aaron Ramsey (a move which shifted Ozil to the no. 10 position, Mhkitaryan to the right and Auba who started as the lone forward moved to the left). The attack improved and we started looking dangerous even scoring two goals albeit from offside positions,but the introduction of Lacazette seemed to breathe life into the attack which wasn’t there since the first minute.
Both players have voiced their support of a partnership since last season but the obstacle that seemed to be blocking the partnership was the unwillingness of Arsene to play with two CF and so Aubameyang was shunted to the right and Lacazette through the middle which still yielded goals but an added defensive responsibility for Aubameyang.
The first match of the Emery era also started with both against Boreham Wood with Auba scoring three and Lacazette scoring once but after that Auba started all the other matches relegating Lacazette to the bench, and this continued during the first official match of the 2018/2019 campaign.
Aubameyang speaking to ESPN saw this too and said:” “We really get on well,There is a spark between us when we are both on the pitch together. We look for each other, we saw it against City when he came on. I don’t mind playing on the left if Laca is in the centre. We both want to do our best for the team.”
So, do you think Emery should go all out with his fearsome attack of LACA-MHKI-AUBA-OZIL or continue using Ramsey in place of Lacazette for our first London derby against Chelsea?