Unai Emery wants more from his strikers (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can get even better – if they continue to listen to his advice.
The pair have struck up a close partnership on and off the field since joining the Gunners and Arsenal have the highest conversion rate of any Premier League team this term.
Emery has rotated the pair at several parts of the season but tends to find a solution to work for the team.
The Spaniard’s worked with an incredible selection of strikers in his career – including Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Neymar, David Villa, Fernando Morientes and Carlos Bacca.
Lacazette and Aubameyang have struck up a close partnership (Picture: Getty)And Emery’s revealed that he’s been using a tactic on Lacazette and Aubameyang that helped Mbappe to improve in Paris.
‘Every striker has developed with me in the past,’ said Emery.
‘I am very happy now, but I am very, very demanding of them to continue creating chances, and also scoring them.
‘Individual scoring targets are what’s best for the team. I did that in the past and in the present with them.
‘In training I say to them, ‘When I have one ball, in training, I imagine you’ll score one goal, every time. Score, score, score’. That’s my mentality – I push them with this mentality. That’s the best development for them and for the team.’
Emery admits he’s delighted with the pair (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are currently fourth in the table and are favourites along with rivals Spurs to finish in the top four.
The Gunners face one of their toughest remaining tests in the run-in when they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Lacazette started ahead of Aubameyang on Monday night’s 2-0 win against Newcastle and it’s unclear what Emery will do against the Toffees.
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The Spaniard, though, says he’s happy with both players.
‘I want to play and have the best players,’ said Emery.
‘Here, with Aubameyang and Lacazette I am very happy with them. They are scoring, they are playing both roles, they are playing sometimes one behind the other, sometimes one’s suspended.
‘If there’s an injury you have another, and we also have Eddie Nketiah working for the possibility to help us when one player or Aubameyang or Laca cannot play.’
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