The debate rages on…
It’s funny. Aubameyang has been an Arsenal player for less than a week, and so much has already been written, said, and even concluded on what this means for Lacazette. Most of which spell bad news for the French man.
Most people seem to think that he has become a peripheral member of the team, a second option, a bench-warmer, a “Giroud”.
First i’d just like to say let’s all calm the f**k down.
Its only been one game…
Signing Aubameyang was a statement. Some say it was a panic buy but who cares. This is a player Barca wanted in the summer and couldn’t get because Dortmund refused to sell then. Somehow we managed to do it 6 months later. It still feels unreal that we have him. That said, I don’t think for one second that Wenger is planning to keep his other 50 million pound striker on the bench indefinitely.
Leaving him out for one game is just not enough reason to draw that conclusion folks.
Laca will play alongside Auba. Wenger has used 4-4-2 in the past and will use it again.
Don’t forget Laca so soon…
It seems Arsenal fans have forgotten why they were so excited in the summer over Lacazette’s arrival. Here’s a quick reminder of the heights he reached in his last three seasons at Lyon:
33 games – 27 goals and 6 assists.
34 games – 21 goals and 3 assists
30 games – 28 goals and 3 assists
These numbers are not a joke. The consistency over three seasons are also not joke.
Auba is an upgrade…
That said, i recognise that Aubameyang is a better overall striker. He’s quicker and stronger. But finishing wise, I believe they are equals.
So what next…
What do you do when you have two great goal-scorers? You play them both.
Remember Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole?
Aguero and Edin Dzeko/ Jovetic/ Negredo
Henry and Bergkamp
4-4-2 works. We’ve seen it in the past. Yes i know it’s no longer popular, but you adapt your formation to the players you have, and not the other way around.
This is an example of what i’m talking about…
I’m not a football manager and I don’t presume to insist that i’m absolutely right on this, but all i’m saying is that Wenger should consider this approach and find a way to make it work, because I am truly convinced that we would be far more dominant and scary with our two mecurial strikers playing together.
Let me know what you think in the comments section…