Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has promised Gunners supporters a ‘crazy’ season and has revealed that he is excited about the prospect of linking up with club-record signing Nicolas Pepe.
The Gabon international scored the club’s first goal of the new season as Unai Emery’s side began with an impressive 1-0 win away to Newcastle United.
And talking to the media at the launch of the club’s official third kit, cited by the Mirror, Aubameyang promised fans a ‘crazy’ season and spoke about the exciting arrival of teammate Pepe.
For sure it is going to be crazy. I am sure of that.
I think everybody is excited about that. We will have time to play together and we will see.
The next game we play at home and we will see what is the decision of the coach, but as I say I am looking forward to it.
I just watched [Pepe] on TV [before he joined]. I know how he plays and we have tried to connect with him in training.
For the moment it is going good, very good.
[When we heard Pepe was coming here] we were happy because we know he can help us to reach our goals. So it is another weapon for us and that is very, very good.
Arsenal fans were then quick to take to social media to once again share their excitement at the prospect of seeing Aubameyang, Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette in the same starting line-up, with some also singling out Aubameyang’s positive attitude for praise.
Twitter: @jamesbenge What a man, & some ppl said he would be toxic to the team before we signed him he’s been a breath of… https://t.co/U6mgGNOVLL (@orlacon0)
Twitter: @jamesbenge Aubz is the star player with personality that we’ve been missing since Henry (@djmattrichards)
Twitter: The prospect of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe starting together is making me happy. #Arsenal (@Mondaylee)
Read Arsenal verdict
The formidable front three of Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe (LAP) is an extremely exciting prospect for all Gunners fans.
Of course, they’ll need time to gel, but most fans turning up to the Emirates this season will be expecting plenty of attacking play and lots of goals with the three combining.
However, don’t be surprised to see Emery deciding against using the front three on several occasions this year to take up a more defensive approach. The first time he may decide to leave one or two out could be against Liverpool later this month.
The Gunners fell apart at Anfield last year, so the Spaniard may well decide to take a more conservative approach. However, for the majority of home games, Emery will more than likely give all three starting spots as Arsenal look to outscore sides on a regular basis across the campaign.