Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spent over £100million on the duo but his successor has so far attempted to discover a method for accommodating both in his team in their favored positions.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could be deployed together as new boss Unai Emery searches for the cutting edge combination at Arsenal.
The former PSG boss is prepared to pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together in Gunner’s attack to reignite his Arsenal reign.
Lacazette arrived the North London Club from Lyon for a club-record fee worth to be in the region of £52million a year ago.
The France international forward lost that status and his place as the Gunners’ first-choice striker when Aubameyang rolled in from Borussia Dortmund in January before missing out on a spot in Les Bleus’ triumphant World Cup squad.
Emery deployed the duo amid pre-season and Lacazette’s introduction closeby Aubameyang started Arsenal’s most promising time of the 2-0 defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.
“The possibility to play Aubameyang and Lacazette is okay because we tried that in pre-season,” Emery told reporters ahead of the keenly anticipated London derby against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“Each match is different, each match is a different possibility. Against Manchester City, the last 25, 30 minutes they played together.
“For me it’s about finding the good balance for all that we want in attacking moments and defensive moments.
“I want to look at every player together, how to get Aubameyang and Lacazette scoring more goals, whether as one or together.”
Arsenal last lost their first two games of the season in the inaugural Premier League campaign of 1992-93.
Speaking to ‘ESPN‘ this week, Aubameyang recognized his link-up with Lacazette as a potential route to success.
“We really get on well,” he said. “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.”