Arsenal legend explains difference between Aubameyang and Lacazette

Ray Parlour says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going to be the key man for Arsenal next season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Photo: Arsenal Media

Ray Parlour believes that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going to establish himself as the main man up front for Arsenal next season ahead of Alexandre Lacazette.

Aubameyang is currently gearing up for his first season at Arsenal after having joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window last year.

Lacazette, meanwhile, has been at Arsenal for a year after having signed for the Gunners from Lyon last summer.

The two attackers will now be looking to prove themselves to new manager Unai Emery at The Emirates ahead of next season as they look to establish themselves in the Arsenal starting line-up.

And Parlour believes that Aubameyang looks on course to establish himself as Arsenal’s go-to man up front ahead of next season.

Speaking in an interview with Bwin, Parlour said: “Aubameyang is a big character and has a lot of confidence which is key for a striker.

“It doesn’t affect him if he misses opportunity because he’s convinced he will score the next one.

“That’s the difference between Aubameyang and [Alexandre] Lacazette. Lacazette looks frightened to miss and it affects his confidence, but he also has the quality to be an important player and I hope he comes good this season.”

Arsenal will be looking to at least break back into the top four next season after the Gunners finished in sixth place and without a trophy last term.

The north London side have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

The Gunners have won three FA Cup titles since their move to The Emirates from Highbury back in 2006.

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