Arsenal signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and the Gabon international arrived at the Emirates Stadium when the gunners had Alexandre Lacazette as their main striker, the arrival of the African Star raised questions on whether his move to Arsenal was going to create rivalry between him and Lacazette.
Alexandre Lacazette arrived at the Emirates Stadium in the 2017 summer transfer window and the striker first impressed in his first five matches at the North London club but he later struggled in the other matches as he only managed to get eight Premier League goals in the first half of the season and then Arsene Wenger signed Aubameyang in the winter transfer window.
Alexandre Lacazette is currently with the rest of the Arsenal squad on their pre-season tour in Singapore and the striker was quite impressive for the North Londoners yesterday when they faced off against Paris Saint Germain as he scored a double hence the gunners winning the match 5-1.
Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed that Aubameyang’s move to the Emirates Stadium was not bad for him as the press had claimed.
“I never said Aubameyang’s arrival was bad for me, only people in the press said it was bad.” the French international told the Mirror.
“I was happy because I knew I could play with him. I didn’t see him as a rival more than a teammate, so since the beginning I was happy about his signature.”
“Of course, it’s good that we have a good relationship off the pitch, if people are good off the pitch, on the pitch it will be easier to play.”
Arsenal fans have also never thought that their two best strikers – Aubameyang and Lacazette could have such a good brotherly love because they usually take to Twitter to urge their new manager to be using them both upfront in the upcoming season because they believe that they would be great if played together.
Alexandre Lacazette said that he was left frustrated after he failed to score last season but says that he is looking forward to the new season which starts in August.