All-time Premier League top scorer Alan Shearer has claimed that Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are performing well because of Unai Emery’s attack-minded game.
The Gunners have thrashed Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon with both Aubameyang and Lacazette scored twice in the game.
The duo, who have a combined 11 goals so far, have now helped the Gunners to extend winning streak to nine games.
Meanwhile, Premier League legend Alan Shearer, who scored 283 league goals, admits Unai Emery’s playstyle is really helping the two forwards.
“Arsenal were brilliant,” Shearer said in his analysis on Match of the Day 2.”
“That was the side that Arsenal looked at [Fulham right-back Cyrus Christie’s], the side they dominated and were superb. They could have and should have scored some more.”
“From a forward’s point of view also, from Lacazette or Aubameyang, if the first thought from a midfield player is ‘Can I play it forward?’ you don’t half make more runs because you’re expecting it and you’re wanting it.”
“Everything is first thought ‘Go forward, get the ball into the box’ and second thought is going backwards.”
“That’s the impressive thing that I felt with them today is that they were so positive right from the off.”
“They looked at that Fulham side and thought, ‘We’re better than you. We’re going to attack you with pace and power’ and they did that.”