Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal last season and the Frenchman had an immediate impact for the Gunners. But as the season has rolled along the goals dried up for him so much so that Wenger had to think twice before selecting him.
And as soon as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang joined the London outfit, several reports started claiming that Lacazette was no longer a required asset at the Emirates and the club is willing to sell him at the end of the season.
But many Arsenal fans have since asked whether both Lacazette and Aubameyang are capable of playing together in the same line-up. And we saw a glimpse of that during Sunday’s victory against Stoke City.
Aubameyang scored a brace and then Lacazette – returning from a long injury lay-off tucked in an 89th-minute penalty to win the match 3-0.
And after the match, Arsene Wenger revealed that there is every possibility that both Lacazette and Aubameyang can play together in the front line given the fact that the former Dortmund man has played a lot of his football career on the left-hand side.
Wenger revealed in his post-match press conference: “Yeah, I think Aubameyang played a long part of his career on the left, at St Etienne, and in the first year at Dortmund [with Lewandowski], he played on the left. After, when Lewandowski moved to Bayern Munich, he played centrally.”
While the Arsenal fans will be delighted with this statement from Arsene Wenger but all of this would totally depend on whether the Frenchman stays at the club beyond the summer.
Multiple reports have claimed that Arsene Wenger has agreed to step down as the manager at the end of the season and that the Gunners are planning to bring in former BVB manager Thomas Tuchel as their new boss.
While the arrival of Tuchel will certainly be good news for Aubameyang but it might not hold true for Alexandre Lacazette as well.