Arsenal hero Arsene Wenger slammed by Charlie Nicholas for showing 'lack of respect'
That’s the verdict of former Gunners star Charlie Nicholas, who says the forwards have shown they are better played as a partnership.
Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon in a then-club-record deal last summer after being tracked by Wenger for years.
But he soon lost his position as their costliest ever signing as Aubameyang was brought in in January to compensate for the loss of Alexis Sanchez.
Lacazette initially lost his starting spot to the former Borussia Dortmund man before going on to impress alongside him.
Nicholas has now taken aim at Wenger’s decision to leave Lacazette out in favour of Aubameyang when asked to name Arsenal’s player of the year.
“I don’t think anybody has earned the tag of player of the year,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“I think a lack of respect was shown to Alexandre Lacazette by dropping him for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but they have proved they are better together.
“Mesut Ozil hasn’t had a great season but he has still been the best creative player, but I have to abstain as none of them deserve it.”
Lacazette and Aubameyang will be playing under a different manager next season with Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal after last Sunday’s win over Huddersfield.
And former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has backed Spanish compatriot Luis Enrique to fill the Emirates hotseat.
“Of course [Enrique] could do the job,” said Reyes. “We all know him well.
“It’s going to be tough to replace Wenger after so many years and success but I think Luis Enrique would do it well there.”
Reyes also believes his former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira could replace Wenger in north London.
“[Vieira is] now in the USA coaching and I speak with him sometimes,” Reyes added.
“Of course he would do it well. He gave a lot to the club and really loves Arsenal, so he would do it well.”