Arsenal’s New Front Three Vs. Liverpool’s – Aubameyang Makes Comparison

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Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday evening for the Premier League's standout fixture of the weekend.

Notable £72m summer signing Nicolas Pepe – who is set to make his full debut for the Gunners -alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal now boast an attacking trio similar in quality to Liverpool's famous front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

And Aubameyang has stated in an interview that he believes Arsenal's trio have the capabilities to mirror the quality of Liverpool's.

He told Goal: “I see a lot of similarities. 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.”

But how do the two attacking tridents compare? Well, we've compared all their stats from 2018/19.


Aubameyang – 30 goals, 7 assists

The Gabonese striker was joint top goal scorer in the Premier League alongside Salah and Mane with 22 strikes to his name.

Lacazette – 19 goals, 10 assists

The Frenchman’s 13 goals in the Premier League is still a decent number, especially when you consider he registered eight assists as well.

Pepe – 23 goals, 11 assists

No player in either front three recorded more assists than the Ivorian last season at Lille in 2018/19.


Salah – 27 goals, 10 assists

Tied with Aubameyang on overall goal involvement, the Egyptian enjoyed yet another remarkable season with Liverpool.

Mane – 26 goals, 1 assist

Last season, Mane transformed himself into an elite goal-scoring machine.

Firmino – 16 goals, 7 assists

Like Mane, Firmino's numbers from 2018/19 don't really do him justice.

He still managed 12 goals in the Premier League, adding another four in the Champions League.

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So Liverpool's front three may have secured club football's biggest prize in 2018/19, but Arsenal's trio outshone them statistically.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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