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Unai Emery: 'No plans to play front two'

Unai Emery: 'No plans to play front two'
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists that there are no plans to switch his formation in order to fit both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette into the team.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted that he has no plans to switch to a front two at this stage of the season.

The Gunners are pointless after their opening two matches of the new campaign, losing to Manchester City and Chelsea to leave themselves still searching for a first win under Emery.

The Spaniard has so far favoured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the line ahead of Alexandre Lacazette, who has come off the bench in both games despite Aubameyang yet to open his account for the season.

However, Emery has not considered changing his tactics in order to crowbar both players into the team, claiming that the problem stems from his side's use of the ball in possession.

"At the moment, no," he told reporters when asked if he was considering playing a front two.

"At the moment, I think we need to have the control with the possession, with the positioning on the pitch, with more players inside.

"After this possession, to do the attacking moments and defending moments with this balance."

Arsenal will renew their search for a first point of the season when they host West Ham United on Saturday.


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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