Former Arsenal star claims duo have shown a promising connection

He also reveals what will be the Gunners home team and away team

Arsenal had a very busy summer as Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager of the club after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

He was given the charge with the task of rebuilding the squad and returning the club to the European elite while challenging for other major honours, after they finished sixth in the Premier League last season resulting in missing the Champions League this season.

However, the Gunners didn’t got off to a great start as they have begun life under the Spaniard with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against their big rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

But they got their first Premier League points this season as they defeated West Ham United 3-1 last weekend and will look to continue the momentum in their upcoming match.

Emery have stick with 4-2-3-1 approach so far this season with Pierre-Emerick Aubayemeng as the lone frontman. However, Alexandre Lacazette has shown promising signs so far and could be in contention for starting berth.

Former Arsenal star Martin Keown belives the duo have shown a promising connection so far and Lacazette deserves a chance to be in the starting XI. However, he believes the Spanish manager will only play them together in a home game.

He told the Daily Mail: “These two seem desperate to play with one another. When Lacazette plays, Aubameyang comes to life. There is undoubtedly a connection between them.

“When Lacazette came on against West Ham, it gave Arsenal a focal point. Everything stuck and without him, Arsenal lacked a target man.

“It may be that Unai Emery has one team for Arsenal’s home games and another for when they play away.”

Former centre-half added: “But you have to play a high line with caution. As a defender, you have to be prepared to drop off if someone makes a good run.

“At the moment, none of the Arsenal defenders are seeing the runs or dropping off to deal with them.

“Saturday was a timely win that will have done the team’s confidence the world of good. But it is vital they persevere with what Emery wants to do.”

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