Alexandre Lacazette backs teammate to emulate Thierry Henry’s prolific prowess

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Following Arsenal’s 5-1 drubbing of Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday, Alexandre Lacazette has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to emulate Thierry Henry’s prolific prowess in front of the target, after the Gabon international ruthlessly bagged a brace from the bench against the Whites.

Comparisons between Aubameyang and the Gunners’ legendary marksman have been identified since the 29-year-old joined the north-Londoners in January from Borussia Dortmund, and as the searing forward exploited Fulham’s rearguard clinically and effectively, Lacazette is hopeful that his productive teammate can continue to bolster his tally as the 2018-19 season progresses.

Lacazette also bulged the back of the net twice against the Cottagers and the rejuvenated Frenchman – speaking to the media after the final whistle (via Goal) – said:

“It is hard to compare [Aubameyang’s record] with Thierry because he came younger and Auba is at the top of his career but I hope Auba scores as many goals to help us win something.”

Recently deployed together in Unai Emery’s threatening strike force, ‘Gwada’ and ‘Auba’ have sparked an almost telepathic partnership in the final third, a devastating connection that ultimately ignited Fulham’s utter capitulation down by the Thames.

The dynamic duo are undoubtedly two of the Premier League’s most feared offensive weapons, and Lacazette is evidently relishing the weekly privilege of decimating defences alongside his inspired ‘brother’.

“It is good,” he added.

“He is like my brother, every day we talk, we love to work together.”

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