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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang discusses Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal's new attacking trio, their
similarities with Liverpool and his targets for the season, according to his interview with Sky Sports.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struck up a prolific partnership last season scoring 50 goals, but this season there's a new dimension to the Arsenal attack with the addition of club-record signing Nicolas Pepe.

"It is going to be crazy - everybody is excited," Aubameyang tells Sky Sports when discussing playing alongside Lacazette and new £72m man Pepe. "I am looking forward to it."

And now Unai Emery could unleash all three from the start when Arsenal travel to Anfield to face Liverpool, live on Sky Sports, and Aubameyang is hoping the trio can hit it off straight away.

"Hopefully, yes," he told Sky Sports. "I think we can do it.

"First of all, he speaks French so it will be easy for him to settle in and play with us. He only started training with us a few weeks ago but it's good to have him with us. He's started well.

"Last season he was amazing. He'll bring us speed and excellent finishing, and that's good for us."

Arsenal's opponents on Saturday, Liverpool, have a formidable trio of their own in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Aubameyang believes there are similarities between Liverpool's front three and Arsenal's new trio, and insists there's no reason why the Gunners' frontline can't be just as successful.

"As we've seen from last season, Liverpool play with three up front and they play very well. Why not us? I think we can do it," he added.

It will be a tough game against them. They are great players. They always try to go forward and try to get goals and assist each other. They are one of the best trios in the world.

"I see a lot of similarities," he added. "Pepe and me, we are quick players like Mane and Salah, while Laca is a player who can keep the ball and is really good with his feet like Firmino. So yes, we can say we are close enough."

"If asked, playing out wide is not a problem," he said. "I've played a lot of times on the right and the left during my career, so I am used to it."

When asked about the challenges of playing out wide, he added: "You have to run a bit more! You have to provide a few more crosses for the guys in the middle.

"It's a bit of a different job. When you are a striker you have to keep hold of the ball and you have to score goals. When you are out wide you have to run and defend a bit more than if you are playing as a striker through the middle, but it's not a problem."

"My target this year is to get more goals than last season," Aubameyang said.

"It was only my first full season so I can be happy because I shared the Golden Boot with Salah and Mane from Liverpool. It was a big challenge, but I did it and I'm really happy.

"This season, first of all, hopefully we can reach our goal of qualifying for the Champions League and of course, personally yes, if I can get more goals than last season, I'd be happy.

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