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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compares Arsenal front three to Liverpool’s – ‘Why not us?’

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes Arsenal’s front three is as good as Liverpool’s following Nicolas Pepe’s arrival.

The £72m club-record summer signing has accompanied Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

And tomorrow’s crunch clash at Anfield could well see the trio start together for the first time ever.

Ivory Coast international Pepe has been slowly brought into the team by Unai Emery following his delayed pre-season due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

But he may well be named on the right of Arsenal’s attack for the trip to Liverpool.

Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe could all start for Arsenal at Anfield

Aubameyang would likely start on the opposite side, having cut in from the left on many occasions last season.

For Jurgen Klopp, it is expected Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will play as normal.

Liverpool have scored six goals in their opening two Premier League games, and Arsenal face a tall order to continue their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

However, last season’s joint Golden Boot winner Aubameyang rates Arsenal’s new-look attack just as highly now.

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And when comparing the two trios ahead of tomorrow’s showdown, he said: “As we’ve seen from last season, Liverpool play with three up front and they play very well. Why not us? I think we can do it.

“It will be a tough game against them. They are great players.

“They always try to go forward and try to get goals and assist each other. They are one of the best trios in the world.

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“I see a lot of similarities. Pepe and me, we are quick players like Mane and Salah.

“While Laca is a player who can keep the ball and is really good with his feet like Firmino. So yes, we can say we are close enough.”

Aubameyang has bagged Arsenal’s winning goal in both their games so far away at Newcastle and at home to Burnley.

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And Gunners fans will be hoping he can match that feat at Anfield with the help of Lacazette and Pepe around him.

Yesterday, Emery hinted Pepe would start as he revealed: “For Saturday, he is maybe ready to have more minutes.

“I am going to decide tomorrow, but really his progress has been positive and has been good for the team and for him.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-compares-arsenal-18990482

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