Lacazette calls out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for good reasons

Alexandre Lacazette and his teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoy a cordial relationship on and off the pitch, but there’s something every Arsenal fan should know about them.

The popular strikers joined English Premier League last summer, with Lacazette arriving from Lyon ahead of Aubameyang, whose exit from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund was delayed. Both have since forged a successful partnership.

Arsenal splashed a whooping £52 million on the ex-Lyon ace and he has paid back with 12 goals across all competitions so far.

Aubameyang, a Gabon international footballer and 2015 African Footballer of the Year award winner,  was crowned Arsenal’s highest record-signing in January. He has scored 5 goals in 6 appearances.

The Bundesliga Top Scorer (2015-2016) hasn’t featured in many games with Lacazette since the ex-Lyon man was sidelined in games against Everton & Tottenham Hotspur last February. A knee injury later swung the French national out of action for over a month.

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Image: Aubameyang and Lacazette

Meanwhile, both strikers found the net in Arsenal’s 3-0 thrashing of Stoke City last weekend, and their exploits prompted comments from Lacazette, who insists he and the 28-year-old Gabonese forward can feature together in future games.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Lacazette said, “Aubameyang is different player…He loves the space and I’m a player who loves to get the ball to my feet.”

He continued, “I think we can be good together.

“Auba is a nice guy and, after the first penalty, he told me, ‘If there is another one I will give you the ball‘, so it was nice from him. His behavior was very good for my confidence.

“It shows that, even if we are strikers, we can think about everyone in the team and we are not focused only to score goals but to build relationships.”