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2020

Ian Wright urges Unai Emery to start Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool

first_imgUnai Emery could change his starting XI ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool (Getty Images)Ian Wright believes it is ‘vitally important’ that Unai Emery starts Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together for Arsenal’s clash against Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp’s side and the Gunners have both won their two opening Premier League games ahead of their match at Anfield on Saturday evening.Aubameyang has scored in both matches, while Lacazette opened the scoring in the 2-1 victory over Burnley last weekend.Pepe, meanwhile, is yet to be handed his first start since his £72 million move to Arsenal in the summer.ADVERTISEMENTBut Wright feels the match against Liverpool is the right time to deploy Pepe from the start in order to exploit the gaps left by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 24 Aug 2019 3:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Advertisement Comment Nicolas Pepe is looking for his first start for Arsenal (Getty Images)‘I think Arsenal now should know that Liverpool, they came out fast,’ Wright said on The Kelly & Wrighty show.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They come out fast, for some reason against Arsenal they come out even faster. Arsenal have got to be ready for that.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think that the midfield, in respect of our midfield now, there’s players in there that I feel are more comfortable on the ball.‘This is why it’s vitally important that Pepe starts and Aubameyang and Lacazette because if we can then win the ball from Liverpool, who are finding their feet, we might be able to get into the spaces that Trent Alexander-Arnold may leave, what [Andy] Robertson might leave.‘Then all of a sudden you’re giving Liverpool a whole different problem, especially if they’re playing as high as they’ve been playing recently.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Ian Wright urges Unai Emery to start Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal’s clash with Liverpoollast_img

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