English Premiership

Emery sings Gunners strike duo praises

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette (Getty Images)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal manager Unai Emery has rated strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as one of the best partnerships he has mentored.

Emery built and nurtured his reputation at Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain, where David Villa, Fernando Morientes, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were established among Europe’s leading forwards.

Although inheriting an uncertain defence at Arsenal, in Lacazette and Aubameyang he has been working with two prolific goalscorers whose understanding is improving by the week.

Their combined 37 goals have the Gunners on course for a return to the Champions League.

"I had at Valencia, Villa and Morientes; (Roberto) Soldado and (Aritz) Aduriz," Emery said ahead of today’s clash with Everton.

"I had at Sevilla (Kevin) Gameiro and (Carlos) Bacca.

"I had at Paris Saint-Germain, Cavani and Mbappe.

"Here I have Aubameyang and ‘Laca’. It’s perfect. Each striker has his qualities and characteristics but one is similar. They are strikers and score a lot of goals.

"We need a lot of good passes, good crosses, to give them the best option to score in the box. We can be proud that both are with us."

Fixtures
Mon 06 Jul 20 21:00 PM (SAST)
Tottenham Hotspur
Everton
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
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Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
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Newcastle United 2
West Ham United 2
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