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Ian Wright explains why Arsenal's Lacazette and Aubameyang combine so well


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Ten wins in a row and in the last couple of matches, the quality of Arsenal's attacking football has started to resemble the very best of Wenger-ball under Unai Emery. 

The enigmatic Mesut Ozil was at the heart of the sizzling team goals that the London club scored on Monday night against Leicester City but the form of their two strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has started to click decisively during their recent run of results and continues to cover up a defence that is still rather shaky.

Ian Wright shared his thoughts on the Arsenal strike partnership with me on Team 33 at the Cadbury Premier League event at Aviva Stadium. 

"When you look at them two, they are obviously very, very good friends. We can see that," said Wright.  

"But they play quite close to each other and once the ball gets into that final third of the pitch, of course Aubameyang starts in and around the left side because that's the position he's used to playing and played it at Dortmund before they moved him into the centre where he then got his 40 goals.

"It's not a position that is alien to him. We know that Lacazette is more a central striker. But you see them and they change positions [with each other] so many times. You don't see it to the point where Lacazette would be dropping right back to the left-back slot to try and close down somebody. 

"What you will see is that sometimes he will pop up on the left side or the right side and Aubameyang will move to the middle and that is what they have got licence and scope to do. Both are very capable of 20 goals a season." 

You can listen to the full interview on the podcast player below or on iTunes as well as the video player above:    

Apart from Gary Neville and Arsenal Fan TV founder Robbie Lyle, recent interviews on Team 33 include former Man United cult hero Andrei Kanchelskis, former Ireland striker Niall Quinn, ex-England international Carlton Palmer, former Newcastle and Everton left back Alessandro Pistone, Chelsea legends Bobby Tambling and Paddy Mulligan, Dutch legend Johan Neeskens, ex-England striker Darius Vassell, Liverpool legend David Fairclough, former Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella, USA captain Eric Lichaj and former Everton forward Tomasz Radzinski. Plus our in-depth chats with Tony CotonPackie BonnerNobby SolanoRon Atkinson and Alan Curbishley are still available on iTunes. You can find them all in one place by subscribing to Team 33 on iTunes.


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