Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘can’t wait’ to play in ‘crazy’ front three with Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he cannot wait to begin his ‘crazy’ partnership with Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal.

Unai Emery’s side started off their campaign with a win by beating Newcastle 1-0 thanks to the Gabon international’s 58th minute strike.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores for Arsenal against Newcastle

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores for Arsenal against Newcastle

However, neither Lacazette nor Pepe started the match after Emery revealed they were not 100 per cent fit.

Gunners fans are naturally eagerly anticipating the debut of Pepe, who arrived for a club record £72milion from Lille this summer.

And Aubameyang has promised fans the trio will bring plenty of excitement in the new campaign.

“I don’t want to compare it [to other strike partnerships I have been a part of] but it is going to be crazy,” said Aubameyang.

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“Everybody is excited about that. We will have time to play together and we will see. I am looking forward to it.

“The next game we play at home [against Burnley on Saturday] and we will see what is the coach’s decision. It will be difficult for him [to fit us all in] but that’s the game. When you have a good team it is like that and you have to make choices.”

Aubameyang and Lacazette developed a brilliant strike partnership last season — scoring 35 Premier League goals in total – and with Pepe’s pace and technical ability to come, the Gunners now have one of the very best strike forces in the division.

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And the pacey forward has suggested the arrival of Pepe will allow them to better compete for their desired honours.

“We are happy because we know he can help us to reach our goals,” he continued.

“So it is another weapon for us and that is very good. When I play as the striker I am happy but if the team needs help and I play wide, then I will do it.

“I have watched him [Pepe] on TV. I know how he plays and we have tried to connect with him in training. For the moment it is going very good.”


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