Unai Emery has hinted that Arsenal fans may be seeing more of the Alexandre Lacazette-Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang partnership.
The pair both started the 3-2 win over Cardiff prior to the international break – the first time they have been partnered together this season.
They were rarely paired together last term and were handed just 30 minutes together in the recent win over West Ham, but Emery gave them both a start in Wales.
Speaking in his press briefing ahead of the Saturday’s trip to Newcastle, the Gunners boss was asked about the partnership of the two big-money buys.
“It’s the same. It’s a process to know the combination on the pitch, with different players but I need and I want to start in the level, 11 players with good performances and also, we need in the balance of players, when the team needs to work in the pitch to help the team to find the win, to stay with the performance,” said Emery.
“The reason is that I am very happy with the last two victories in the Premier League and also with the performances and I want to push every player to be okay to help the team if for one minute, 30 minutes or half time or 90 minutes.”
The boss also denied recent claims that he instructed the groundsman not to water the pitch during The Emirates clash with Man City.
“Also I read this week in the newspapers in the match against Manchester City I say to the [groundsman], ‘Don’t put water on the pitch’ – it’s not true!
“This is the moment to say to you that I have a good relationship with Mesut (Ozil) and I didn’t say it to the groundsman not to water on the pitch, it’s not true.
“We are continuing our process with our positive things and our work.”