“My Favourite Role Is Playing Striker”, Aubameyang Sends Message To Manager Emery

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he prefers to play as a striker for Arsenal, and likes to play in a two-man frontline. The Gabon international has scored 25 Premier League goals in 37 appearances since joining from Dortmund last January, hitting the quarter-century landmark faster than both Thierry Henry (42 games) and Ian Wright (51 games). He has formed a fine partnership with Alexandre Lacazette since arriving at the club, and told Jamie Redknapp on the Renault Match Zone that although he will play wherever he is selected, he feels most comfortable as a centre-forward. Aubameyang said: “My favourite role is playing striker, in front. I also like playing on the wing, but I think my best position is striker. “I like to play with two up front, it’s nice because you can do some combinations with the other strikers.  “If the coach needs me on the right or on the left, it doesn’t matter, I go and I fight for the team, it’s no problem.” Unai Emery is getting the best out of Lacazette and Aubameyang as he looks to take Arsenal back into the Champions League following a two-year absence.  Aubameyang says his partnership with the Frenchman is based on feeling, and insists their friendship off the pitch and shared views on the game helps. “We were rivals before in France, I was not expecting for him to be my friend, but today is different. At first when I came here, he gave me a lot of confidence, because we spoke straight. “We have the same vision about football, which is a good point between us, and that’s the point that started this friendship. “When one comes to the ball, the other goes deep. It’s about filling in. You lift your head up and see he is going into space, it’s about feeling as well. If we have to give the ball to a guy in better space, you have to give him the ball. That’s what happens between us.” Photo Credit:Getty


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