Lacazette reacts to Aubameyang comparisons to Arsenal legend

Dean Simpson
October 16, 2018

In fact, only defending Premier League champions Manchester City have scored more goals than Arsenal's tally of 19 in the top flight this term.

Thirdly, the finishing of strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who both scored two goals and whose form shows Arsenal won't be short of goals this season.

Lacazette scored his fourth league goal of the season before substitute Ramsey back-heeled in an exquisite third for the Gunners after a pass across the area from Aubameyang. 'He is like my brother, every day we talk, we love to work together and today in front of the goal and we score, for us, two goals, which is good'.

Aubameyang has also netted two times in the Europa League to net 16 goals in 23 games in all competitions to prompt comparisons to Arsenal's greatest goal-scorer, Henry.

Lacazette has formed a productive partnership with Aubameyang, with the pair having helped the Gunners stretch their winning run to nine games.

"It is hard to compare with Thierry because when he came he was younger and Auba is at the top of his career", Lacazette said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

And the Frenchman says he is relishing working alongside the Gabon global and reveals a close personal relationship off the field is helping them perform on it.

A sixth consecutive Premier League victory for Arsenal moved Unai Emery's men up to third in the table, a point behind Manchester City and Liverpool, who meet at Anfield later on Sunday.

"To talk about the top four is early I think", he said. 'We have to keep quiet and work like we did before and the season is going well.

Arsenal fans will be hoping his purple patch continues long into the business end of the season.

"The team spirit is good, of course when you win it is better".

The midfielder's contract is set to expire at the Emirates in the summer, and negotiations to tie the 27-year-old to the red half of North London have reportedly broken down, with no suggestions they will resume.

After the worldwide break Arsenal welcome Leicester to the Emirates, before travelling to face Sporting CP in the Europa League.

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