There are very few players in the Premier League, in our mind, that can hold a candle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in terms of natural ability. That obviously sounds like a little bit of favouritism on our behalf, because yeah, the guy is really good for Arsenal. He has been ever since he arrived, to be perfectly honest, and that’s one of the reasons why we love him.
When Lacazette is playing at the top of his game, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and it really is that simple. The Frenchman gives 110% every time he’s out there, and hopefully, he’s still got enough confidence to take him through a full season in the Premier League.
There have been too many near misses and too many mistakes to warrant keeping him at the club. Mesut Ozil has been a controversial figure in the last few years, and getting rid of him now would be a massive statement – but in a good way. Arsenal need the best of the best within their ranks, and this man doesn’t fit into that category in 2019.
The summer transfer window has, up to this point, already produced a series of entertaining rumours as we continue to await further news regarding what Arsenal are getting up to behind the scenes. It’s quite clear to see that Unai Emery wants to make some significant changes at the Emirates, but as we all know, that kind of thing doesn’t happen overnight.
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal defeated Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor in the Premier League. In the end, the result did not matter, as the Gunners still finished fifth-place in the table, a point behind north London rivals Tottenham.
However, one fact that did matter in the clash in Lancashire was that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace. The double saw the former Dortmund star finished as the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season with Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on 22 league goals for the season. It is a great honour to win the Golden Boot, but it will come as little surprise to Arsenal fans.
Arsenal will move to secure the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette by giving them fresh contracts, according to Daily Mail.
Both strikers starred in Arsenal’s two-leg triumph over Valencia in the Europa League semifinal, but that only confirmed what has been obvious for a long time; that their contribution is immensely important for this Arsenal side. Recognizing that, the club will look to make sure they don’t go anywhere any time soon.
On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a 3-1 home win over Valencia in the Europa League semi-final first leg. A first-half double from Alexandre Lacazette and a last-gasp Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cancelled out the visitor’s opener scored by Mouctar Diakhaby.
The victory was a much-needed one after three straight defeats. It also gives the Gunners a solid advantage heading to Spain for the second leg. Unai Emery’s side now just need to hold their nerve in the second leg to make it to the final.
On Sunday lunchtime, Arsenal travels to the Midlands to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium in a potentially vital game for the Gunners.
Leicester’s recent Premier League form has been inconsistent, as the Foxes have taken just one point from games with Newcastle and last time out. Brendan Rodgers side had won their previous four league matches to keep themselves in with a chance of finishing in seventh place.
As it stands the Foxes are tenth-place in the table, three points off seventh place, which may be enough to secure Europa League qualification for next season.
On Thursday night, Arsenal host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.
Arsenal head into this game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League. The defeat ended a three-game winning run for the Gunners in all competitions, with all three victories coming at the Emirates Stadium.
A return to the home soil on Thursday will be a welcome one for Gunners, who have a strong home record of late. Unai Emery’s team has won ten of their last 11 home games in all competitions, including their last seven matches at the Emirates.
As reported by the Evening Standard, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he considers the duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette among the best he has ever worked with.
It may seem a bit stretched, but it certainly represents high praise for the pair of Gunners from a man who has had the pleasure of coaching the likes of David Villa, Fernando Morientes, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
The forward line containing the players such as Arsenal have in the like of Aubameyang and Lacazetteis likely the best part of the team Emery has found at the club upon his arrival in the place of Arsene Wenger last summer.
As we all know Arsenal recorded a 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium to consolidate their place in the Premier League Champions League spots. French forward Alexandre Lacazette sealed the win with a superb second goal late on.
It was just a case of Lacazette contributing to the Gunners cause, as he does so often without seemingly getting much credit.
Impressive stats for Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal last summer as a prolific goalscorer. The January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season plus injuries limited Lacazette to 14 goals, but it was not a terrible return in a team that was not exactly thriving under Arsene Wenger.