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19 Aug 2020 11:03:25
If we were to hypothetically sell Lacazette this summer, and assuming Auba will sign a new contract, what position would you want Auba to play next season - stay at LW or move into the central striker role?

He has scored a tremendous amount of goals at LW but I think it makes our attack so one-sided, and because the final ball is always being played out to the left I think it has really nullified Pepe's potential goal count. Personally I'd love to see Auba played centrally with Saka on the left wing, who is more of a traditional winger than a wide forward, meaning Pepe can also get himself into more goalscoring situations coming in off the right.

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19 Aug 2020 12:59:36
I’d give Pepe a go through the middle, I think his speed and strength could be explosive.

19 Aug 2020 13:49:25
I think Pepe would work well in a false 9 role because he loves to get on the ball a lot and drive forwards, but for this reason I don't think he'd be a great out-and-out goalscorer. But I do think whatever the case we need to come up with a plan to get Pepe more involved in our attacks as he can bring so much, whether this be to move Auba centrally or Pepe into a false 9 role.

19 Aug 2020 15:16:09
Auba needs to play through the middle and if Laca leaves then that's where he'll play I reckon. Nketiah will be 2nd choice in the number 9 position with Saka, Pepe, Willian and Nelson to play out wide as natural wingers. We also have Martinelli who is just as much of a threat on the wing as he is through the middle so he'll be juggled around a bit I would imagine. Willian can also be deployed a little more centrally as an attacking midfielder if we need to switch things up tactically in game.
Pepe has not really been able to make any runs in behind which has caused him so many problems but when he has he's been excellent. If we can get that balance right in the squad and Pepe can hang around out wide and then either cut in or run in behind I think we'll see a much better return this season.

19 Aug 2020 20:33:38
Straight down the middle and stop wasting him on the wing where he’s not a great winger ( weakens us ) and play him where he’s strongest. To me we improve in two positions by moving PEA into the middle.

I like Pepe more central but may be in the hole not at expensive of PEA or we are weaker again.

I’ve had enough of playing people out of position and sub-par players pulling on the red and white strip

Raise the water mark and expectations.

20 Aug 2020 09:39:31
I'd play martinelli through the middle when he is fit auba middle sacko lw.



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