Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang believes his best position is as a central striker and given he’s scored 224 goals during his career, we should probably trust that he knows what he’s talking about.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

In his first full season with Arsenal, Aubameyang has scored 18 goals in 30 appearances, with 15 goals and four assists in 24 league games. Second in the Golden Boot scoring charts after leading it all season, it’s safe to say he arrived in England without breaking his Borussia Dortmund scoring stride.

That being said, he hasn’t always been utilised in his best position by Unai Emery.

This weekend, the Gabonese striker spoke to Sky Sports about his preferred position and his bromance with Alexandre Lacazette.

“I like to play with two up front, it’s nice because you can do some combinations with the other strikers,” Auba said.

“If the coach needs me on the right or on the left, it doesn’t matter, I go and I fight for the team, it’s no problem.

“We [Auba and Laca] were rivals before in France, I was not expecting for him to be my friend, but today is different. At first, when I came here, he gave me a lot of confidence, because we spoke straight.

“We have the same vision about football, which is a good point between us, and that’s the point that started this friendship.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrate during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrate during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“When one comes to the ball, the other goes deep. It’s about filling in. You lift your head up and see he is going into space, it’s about feeling as well. If we have to give the ball to a guy in better space, you have to give him the ball.

“That’s what happens between us.”

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