Mikel Arteta revealed that he can’t wait to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette back for selection. The former has just featured as a substitute in the opening two games of the season. Lacazette has missed both games after the do tested positive for the coronavirus. Both the star forwards are set to feature as Arsenal take on West Brom in the Carabao Cup.
“That’s really good news because we really need them,” Mikel Arteta said about the return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazett. “We know that a big part of what we want to do, as I’ve mentioned before, is going to be determined in the boxes and these are the two players that have the biggest goal threat in the team.”
“They are both so important to us as they are able to put that ball in the net. We need them firing, we need them at their best and the team has to help them to deliver that,” he added. “I think we sometimes get really carried away because of the youth, the quality and the talent and the potential that we have through the squad, but the ones that are going to determine our success and who have to lead our success are the senior players. These are the ones who have to drive everybody else and then our young players and our development players, they have to be adding to that.”