Steven Gerrard: Arsenal fans should get very excited about this
Steven Gerrard says Arsenal fans should be very excited about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at The Emirates
Steven Gerrard believes that Arsenal fans should start to get excited about the partnership between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The pair both enjoyed brilliant home debuts on Saturday afternoon as the Gunners notched up an impressive 5-1 victory over Everton at The Emirates.
Mkhitaryan notched up three assists for his team-mates, while Aubameyang scored his first goal for the Gunners as Arsene Wenger’s men claimed an important victory in the top-four race.
The pair know each other well from their time spent playing together at Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal fans will be hoping to see them recreate that partnership on a consistent basis this term.
And Liverpool FC legend Gerrard has admitted that the two attacking stars are going to help the Gunners challenge for a top-four spot this season.
Speaking to BT Sport, Gerrard said: “Arsenal fans should get excited about [the partnership].
“He [Aubameyang] gives them a different threat to Lacazette. He’s quicker, he’s more direct and he runs in behind more.
“He is very similar in many ways to Thierry Henry, although I wouldn’t want to put that sort of pressure on him.”
Arsenal will now switch their attentions toward preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.
The north London side are currently outside the top four as they bid to try and catch Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification for next season.
Arsenal are currently playing in the Europa League after finishing fifth last term.