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STATS STUNNER: Aubameyang, Lacazette best attack in country & best in Arsenal history

Stats show Arsenal's strike-pairing of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the best in the country - and potentially the best the club has ever seen.

In the short time that the pair have spent on the pitch together since Aubameyang's arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January, they have been prolific, scoring 11 times in 474 minutes. A strike rate of just over two goals per game.

It's a remarkably similar record to that once shared by Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, who scored 11 times in their first 495 minutes for Manchester City. Compare that to the Manchester United duo of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, who notched only six goals in their first 500 minutes together.

Indeed, the London Evening Standard reports it's more fruitful too, than the early days of the legendary Gunners partnerships between Ian Wright and Dennis Bergkamp and, later, Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.

Bergkamp and Henry famously endured barren starts to their Arsenal careers, and those partnerships were both limited to just three goals in their first 450 minutes.

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