Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed that he was previously unsure whether his partnership with Alexandre Lacazette would work out.

The Gabonese international moved to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.


Having met French striker Lacazette – who joined the side in the summer of 2017 from Lyon – at the Emirates Stadium, Aubameyang was unsure whether he could partner with the France international.


“My friend Lacazette was at Lyon when I was at Saint-Etienne,” Aubameyang told Arsenal’s website. “He’s a player I appreciate and was good for me when I arrived here as he’s a nice person, very positive.”

“I wasn’t 100% sure about him when I came here as there were some Lyon players I didn’t get on well with – but he wasn’t someone I had problems with when I played against them.”

“I’m really happy to get to know someone so positive and he helped me settle into the dressing room.”


The 28-year-old has managed to score 6 Premier League goals and set up other two from eight appearances since he joined in January.