Arsenal verdict: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should not be on pitch at same time – The Sun

MIKEL ARTETA might see Europa League glory as his ticket to next season’s Champions League.

But he must rethink his forward line with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette yet again failing to convince they can play in the same side.

Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe were left on the bench as the experienced duo started tonight’s 1-0 win against Olympiacos in the Europa League.

It was a clear signal from Arteta that he is placing a high value on success in the competition.

But for the sake of Arsenal's Champions League hopes, he must now be brave and drop one of Aubameyang or Lacazette after they fluffed chance after chance in Greece.

The pair were virtually passengers in the opening ten minutes as Arsenal kept out wave after wave of attacks from Olympiacos.

But when it was their turn to deal some damage, Aubameyang and Lacazette found it hard to click.

The latter should have Arsenal ahead after 20 minutes but somehow dragged a point-blank shot wide of the net.

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