Aubameyang keen to develop Alexandre Lacazette partnership


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hopes he and Alexandre Lacazette are given more opportunities to play alongside each other going forward after impressing in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.

Gunners boss Unai Emery, and predecessor Arsene Wenger, tends to use one of the two forwards as a central striker with the other playing in a supporting or wide role.

Emery opted for two strikers in the win over Chelsea as Arsenal moved to within three points of a top-four spot, and Aubameyang feels he and Lacazette can form a formidable partnership if they are given a chance to work together as out-and-out strikers.

Arsenal are 4.33 to secure a top-four finish and Chelsea are 1.40.

When asked whether they can continue working as a strike duo, Aubameyang said: “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.

“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.”

Aubameyang failed to score against Chelsea but with 14 league goals this season he is joint second in the scoring charts, two behind current leader Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.

The Gabon international is 3.75 to be the top Premier League goalscorer and Salah is 1.57.

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