Cape Town - Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
says he relishes playing with Alexandre Lacazette and is eager to combine with
him more often this season.
Lacazette struggled to find his goalscoring
form at the Gunners after signing from Lyon last year, and then saw his game
time reduced following the signing of Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in
Aubameyang started Arsenal's opening
Premier League game of the season on Sunday, when they lost 2-0 to Manchester
City, with Lacazette on the bench.
However, the Frenchman came on in the 54th
minute and seemed to lift the Arsenal attack in combination with Aubameyang.
"We really get on well,"
Aubameyang told ESPN. "There is a spark between us when we are both on the
"We look for each other, we saw it (on
Sunday) against City when he came on. I don't mind playing on the left if Laca
is in the centre. We both want to do our best for the team."
Asked about how the Arsenal players are
adapting to new manager Unai Emery, the Gabon international added: "We
still need some time to adapt to the new manager and to integrate the new
"It is hard to test ourselves in a
first game like this against City because they are so strong. We have to stay
positive, work on the things we did well and improve on the rest. We will have
a better idea next weekend after the Chelsea game.
"The message of the new coach is all
about showing character, to put a lot of intensity, play high up the pitch and
implement a big pressing. That's the style we will play this season."