Paul Merson reckons the triumvirate of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe are just as good as Liverpool’s infamous attack which features Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
He also reckons the Gunners are on a par with Manchester City’s forwards: Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and whoever Pep Guardiola decides to fill his frontline with!
“Arsenal’s front three are as good as any in the Premier League, on a par with Manchester City and Liverpool without a doubt, but great attackers rely on service,” he said, according to AFCTV Media.
“The only solution I see would be to play the front three with Mesut Ozil in the hole behind them.”
We think these comments are farcical considering the proven brilliance of Jurgen Klopp’s attackers.
Last term, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane shared the Golden Boot and won the Champions League. Their brilliance is impossible to ignore, while it’s widely recognised that Firmino, who scored 27 the season previous, is the lynchpin that makes our offence tick.
Individually, Arsenal’s strikers look like good players, but has it worked yet?
Pepe has never scored an Arsenal goal, Lacazette has never broken 20 in his two seasons in England and while Aubameyang is a terrific goalscorer, he’s little else.
Perhaps it would be smart for Arsenal’s forwards to actually post some serious numbers, link up consistently brilliantly as Liverpool’s do, and then win something big before we start ‘undoubtedly’ putting them on a par with the Reds, Merson?