Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed how his understanding with fellow strike partner Alexandre Lacazette has been a deciding factor in Arsenal's quest for Champions League football next season.
The Gunners have been crying out for a goal machine since the departure of Robin van Persie in 2012 and now they have two in the form of Aubameyang and Lacazette, who are forming a formidable partnership.
The pair have a combined total of 43 goals so far this season, both finding the net in their side's 3-1 Europa League semi-final first leg victory over Valencia on Thursday evening.
Speaking after the game and as quoted by the Telegraph, Aubameyang gave an insight into how his relationship with the Frenchman translates from the dressing room onto the field. He said:
“We have the same vision about football when we talk in the dressing room, the same ideas and the same feelings. The fact that we understand each other is the thing that makes the difference in the games.”
The 29-year-old sits on 19 goals in the league, two behind top scorer Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot. With two games to play, the striker is hoping he can close the gap and win the prize, an achievement he accomplished whilst at Borussia Dortmund
"Hopefully they won’t keep scoring, but I’m a guy who is confident and I know that I can do it. If I don’t, no worries, that’s no problem. But there are still two games to play in the league so I have my chances. Why not?
Salah: 2️⃣1️⃣— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 3, 2019
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