Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been discussing his friendship with his fellow Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette, saying that they share the same ‘vision’ about the way the game should be played.
The pair arrived at Arsenal within six months of each other, with Lacazette moving from Lyon for £46 million in July 2017, and Aubameyang joining in January 2018 in a club record £56m move from Borussia Dortmund.
Despite both fighting for the same spot in the starting lineup, both Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery have managed to shoehorn the pair together into the same team, with a potentially lethal strike partnership developing.
However, there was never any guarantees that the duo would get along, with them playing against each other in one of the fiercest rivalries in France, with Aubameyang lining up for St Etienne against Lacazette’s Lyon.
While the Gabon international has acknowledged their previous rivalry, he has now admitted that they are now friends, and also share a similar ‘vision about football’.
“We were rivals before in France, I was not expecting for him to be my friend, but today is different. At first when I came here, he gave me a lot of confidence, because we spoke straight,” he told Sky Sports.
“We have the same vision about football, which is a good point between us, and that’s the point that started this friendship.
“When one comes to the ball, the other goes deep. It’s about filling in. You lift your head up and see he is going into space, it’s about feeling as well. If we have to give the ball to a guy in better space, you have to give him the ball. That’s what happens between us.”