The question posed to Arsene Wenger was whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette could play up front alongside each other. Last season, under Unai Emery, they proved that they could.
This year, the question is whether the duo can also play alongside new signing Nicolas Pepe.
The £175 million strikeforce have only shared the pitch for 26 minutes so far this season but it looks very likely that they will be given a start together in the Premier League soon.
Up to now, Emery has resisted the temptation, mostly because Lacazette has been working his way back from an ankle problem and Pepe has had a stunted pre-season.
“Yes, but be calm,” replied Emery when asked about the possibility of fielding the trio. “My decision in each moment is thinking about how we are.
“For example, with Lacazette he had a problem with his ankle This week is the best week of the last three weeks. He’s getting better and feeling better with his ankle, it’s very positive.
“With Pepe, he came here later than the others but he is getting and feeling better in each match.
“Aubameyang is very important for us, he scores two goals in the first two matches, he had two or three good actions in Liverpool.
“The most important thing for me is to have chances and after with players like Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe, Micki, Reiss, Ceballos and Mesut we can score with different players.”
Ahead of Sunday’s North London derby, the boss wouldn’t be drawn on the specifics of his starting lineup but did play up the options at his disposal.
“I think they can start together and they can play also during the match as all three, it depends how we decide our gameplan. But I am very optimistic for that situation, but not also those three players, also Nelson, Mkhitaryan, Willock, Ozil.
“We need to be able to make the best decisions, but above all, to have different possibilities with the players.”