Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unquestionably an exciting signing for Arsenal, but the Gabon international’s presence in north London does create a rather difficult situation.
The Gunners now have two top-quality centre-forwards that cost club-record transfer fees at the time, with Alexandre Lacazette’s summer arrival preceding Aubameyang’s mid-season move from Borussia Dortmund, and thus Arsene Wenger is faced with something of a selection dilemma.
Accordingly, we proposed four solutions to Arsenal fans earlier this week – drop Lacazette, play Lacazette out wide, play Aubameyang out wide or play with two up front – and the latter option was preferred most, receiving 63% of the votes in our poll.
Whether that requires switching to a 3-5-2 or a 4-4-2, it would certainly represent a bold formation change from Wenger, who has used one lone front-man almost exclusively at Arsenal since the days of Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry – and even the Dutchman played just behind the Gunners’ all-time leading goalscorer.
So, Arsenal fans, how would you set up Wenger’s side to deploy Aubameyang and Lacazette as strikers in the same starting XI? Let us know by voting below…