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Lacazette - Why me and Auba can play together

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate against Stoke City

Alex Lacazette has no doubt that he and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can work in tandem.

Aubameyang shifted to the left when Lacazette came off the bench against Stoke City last weekend, but their twin threat ignited a sluggish performance as we ran out 3-0 winners.

Aubameyang ended with two goals and Lacazette scored too after his team-mate handed penalty responsibilities to him late in the game.

The Frenchman was thankful for that and explained why they can be effective together.

“Yes, because he is different player,” said Lacazette. “He loves the space and I'm a player who loves to get the ball to my feet.

“I think we can play together like on Sunday but the coach will decide and we need to respect the decision. But I like how Pierre plays and I think we can be good together.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette

“Auba is a nice guy and after the first penalty [against Stoke] he told me: ‘If there is another one I will give you the ball’. So it was nice from him.

“In life he is a great guy, he is really nice with everybody and it was good for my confidence.

“For the team it shows that even if we are strikers we can think about everyone in the team and we are not focused only to score goals [ourselves].”

Lacazette scored twice more against CSKA Moscow on Thursday but he insists there is plenty more to come now he’s put his injury behind him.

“I know I can do more but I need more time because it is really different to how it was with Lyon,” he said. “I was in Lyon for some years, but it is better and better every day.

“The surgery is in my past so now I can play 100 per cent and I am happy.”

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