Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal signing can play with Alexandre Lacazette

The Arsenal manager believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette can work as a partnership

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Arsene Wenger is confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette can work as a combination for Arsenal.

The Gunners signed the France international in what was a club record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Lacazette scored inside two minutes of his Premier League debut in a 4-3 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium back in August.

However, the 26-year-old struggled to maintain his impressive form to raise questions about his ability to shine in the Premier League.

Arsenal smashed their transfer record again when the Gunners signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £56m deal on transfer deadline day back in January.

Like Lacazette, Aubameyang is an out-and-out goal-scorer following a prolific return of 141 goals in 213 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund.

Wenger partnered his two expensive strikers together for the final 29 minutes of Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Stoke City at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Aubameyang passed up the chance to score his first Arsenal hat-trick when he gave Lacazette the ball to score the north London side’s third goal from the penalty spot.

Speaking at his post-match media conference on Sunday at The Emirates about the potential partnership between Aubameyang and Lacazette, Wenger said:

“Yeah, I think Aubameyang played a long part of his career on the left, at St Etienne, and in the first year at Dortmund [with Lewandowski], he played on the left.

“After, when Lewandowski moved to Bayern Munich, he played centrally.”

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