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4 reasons Unai Emery must keep the latest formation intact

Nicholas Oyoo
Modified 25 Jan 2019, 19:52 IST

#1 Partnerships in the pitch

Arsenal FC v Fulham FC - Premier League
Arsenal FC v Fulham FC - Premier League

Arsenals fans are not the only ones who have called for Aubameyang and Lacazette to be played as an attacking duo. When Arsenal met Liverpool back on the 3rd of November 2018, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly joked that he was expecting Robin Van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp, in the post-match conference, clearly, celebrating that Arsenal's potential in terms of attack did not really live up to the expectation. It is something that both Aubameyang and Lacazette themselves have called for. The LacAuba partnership is dreaded and Emery should let it loose upon opponents more often. 

And the two are also letting their football speak it. Aubameyang once gave up an opportunity to have a hat-trick under his name when he passed on the chance to take a penalty when had scored two goals against Stroke City back in April 2018. This season the two have scored 22 goals between them with Aubameyang very much in the golden boot race with 14 goals while Lacazette is catching up quickly and is now on 8 goals. Their bromance is unprecedented and something Emery would get the best of through this formation.

Imagine if the golden boot race in the last 15 matches of the EPL eventually includes Lacazette? It will mean he will have scored so many more to catch up and he seems he is already doing so, with help from none other than Aubameyang. Those will mean much more games won for Arsenal.

But there were other partnerships created that spurred on Arsenal. There was the midfield partnership of Guendouzi-Xhaka-Torreira which ensured Chelsea's threat from the area was nullified and the center-defense partnership between Koscielny and Sokratis ensured the Chelsea attack was shut out. These are partnership Emery should enhance and add upon. the line-up help in the enhancement of these partnerships.

Published 25 Jan 2019, 19:52 IST
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