Should Arsenal bench Lacazette for Aubameyang

With reports emerging throughout the transfer window, and Arsenal taking the blame as they look to finally sign their long-term target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund.

Both side have been said to have agreed deal and personal terms concerning the Gabonese prolific forward, with fee reported to be around £60million, which will make the striker the highest paid in Emirates and see him earning £180,000-a-week

Meanwhile, the arrival of the Gabonese forward could almost spell the end for Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, who has been struggling for goals recently has he could only just find the back of the net 9 times in 27 appearances.

The Frenchman arrived from Ligue 1 club Lyon for a club-record fee £52 million as of then, in which Aubameyang arrival will become the club-record.

The arrival of Gabonese striker means two things for Arsenal – the strengthening of the Gunners squad from the bench upfront, and Aubameyang is the new leader in the Emirates team. Leaving Lacazette the only losing party here, but things could only go his way if Arsene Wenger decides to go back to his old formation 4-4-2, with two strikers upfront the Arsenal squad could do more damage to both Premier League teams and Europe’s best team.

But will Lacazette be happy as a supporting striker to Aubameyang, the Frenchman pulled up maybe the best performance in his career last season when he played for Lyon, which saw find the back of the net 37 times 47 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side, but the 26-year-old has been unable to replicate the same form for Arsenal this season.

Both Aubameyang and Lacazette can both be deployed as a winger, which sums everything up as they both also can always switch side in a match if Wenger return to his old formation.

If not, Wenger might be forced to use the Frenchman from the bench or he could manage both at the same time.

An update on the Gabonese forward, who is said to have his medicals done by this week before the deadline day.

The aftermath of Aubameyang signing can prove to very fruitful in Arsenal hopes a return for a better title race and possibly an upset in the Champions League.

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Liam McCoy

Liam McCoy

A big Celtic fan from Galashiels, Scotland. I keep a close eye on all English Premier League top six as well as top European clubs and also the Championship in England. Loves writing, tweeting and movies....
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