Jamie Redknapp names two gems in Arsenal team

The Liverpool FC legend believes Arsenal need to start with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal duo Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Sokratis Papastathopoulos Photo: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang / Instagram

Jamie Redknapp has named Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the two gems in Arsenal’s squad.

New Gunners boss Unai Emery inherited the two strikers from his predecessor Arsene Wenger in the summer.

Arsenal signed Lacazette in a £52m deal from Lyon in the 2017 summer transfer window, while the Gunners snapped up Aubameyang in a club record £56m switch from Borussia Dortmund.

The Gabon international’s arrival has forced Lacazette down the pecking order amid concerns the two centre-forwards can’t play in the same starting line up.

Aubameyang failed to open his account for the new Premier League season in a 3-1 win against West Ham United at The Emirates on Saturday to extend his goal drought.

Emery has opted to start Lacazette on the bench in their last three Premier League games after the Spanish head coach failed to accommodate the two strikers in the same team.

Former Liverpool FC captain Redknapp believes new Arsenal boss Emery needs to find a way of accommodating both Aubameyang and Lacazette in the same starting line up.

“When I look at the Arsenal squad Unai Emery has inherited, the two real gems are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

“Their pace and power would strike fear into plenty of Premier League defences, particularly those outside the top six.

“Emery has to find a way to get them both into the team. Saturday’s victory against West Ham showed him why he must do so. ”

Arsenal lost to Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two Premier League games before a 3-1 win against West Ham at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

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