Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been discussing how he is prepared to give up his favoured central striking position so fellow forward Alexandre Lacazette can get more game time.
New Gunners boss Unai Emery, much like his predecessor Arsene Wenger, usually likes to deploy just one central striker, meaning that the talented pair have rarely started many games together since Aubameyang’s £56 million arrival from Borussia Dortmund last January.
However, as we pointed out last season when the duo are given game time together their goalscoring record is superb.
Aubameyang has admitted that he is prepared to sacrifice himself so Lacazette can get in Emery’s starting XI, while he also revealed how much the pair enjoy playing together.
“We really get on well,” Aubameyang told ESPN.
“There is a spark between us when we are both on the pitch together.
“We look for each other, we saw it against City when he came on.
“I don’t mind playing on the left if Laca is in the centre. We both want to do our best for the team.
“We still need some time to adapt to the new manager and to integrate the new players.
“It is hard to test ourselves in a first game like this against City because they are so strong. We have to stay positive, work on the things we did well and improve on the rest. We will have a better idea next weekend after the Chelsea game.
“The message of the new coach is all about showing character, to put a lot of intensity, play high up the pitch and implement a big pressing. That’s the style we will play this season.”