Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Hints Alexandre Lacazette Will Play Second Fiddle To Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang At The Emirates

Arsene Wengerhas hinted that Alexandre Lacazette will have to settle for being the second-choice striker behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.

The French forward was dropped to the bench for the clash against Everton at the Emirates, as the Gunners romped to a 5-1 victory on Saturday.

It was a new look frontline for Arsenal, consisting of the former Borussia Dortmund ace playing alongside Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The ex-Manchester United man provided three assists for his team-mates, while Aubameyang himself got on the score sheet as he beautifully dinked the ball over Jordan Pickford to make it 4-0.

And speaking to BBC Sport after the match, Wenger claimed that Lacazette may get his opportunity to start in the Europa League, with the Gabon international cup-tied.

He said of the former Lyon marksman: “I am very happy with him. We could not afford to let Giroud, Walcott and Sanchez go and bring no one in.

“That is impossible. In the Europa League Aubameyang can not play, there are all kinds of possibilities to give everyone games.”

And Wenger was also quick to laud his new signings, who stole the show in North London.

He said: “It is very early, but they look to have the quality to integrate into the game we want to play. They are quick, have sharp movement and agile and want the ball. It is very good and positive signs.”

While speaking to BT Sport, he added: “Henrikh has integrated well with the team and has been accepted by everyone.

“[Auba] is not completely fit, but the quality of his movement and sharpness and quality of finishing is there.

“There’s a lot to do still, it is just one game but we want to be an offensive team and also want to be defensive.”

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