In a fantastic interview with Sid Lowe in the Guardian, Dani Ceballos cites the Arsenal front three as the players who can make the difference this season.
The Spanish international waxed lyrical on his time in England thus far, and how he can improve under Unai Emery this season, but when it came to identifying the key strength of the side he was quick to point to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe.
The trio only started together for the first time in the 2-2 draw with Sp*rs before the Interlull, but more time together is sure to develop their understanding, and Ceballos is certain they’re ready to cause Premier League defences problems.
“We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference,” he said.
“You can compare Aubameyang to Cristiano when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal, he lives for scoring.
“He’s very important for us, fundamental. Pepe is very direct, and Lacazette, for me, is the best player: he understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100%, he’s going to give us so much.”
He also spoke about his connection with the Arsenal fans who have taken to him very quickly after his impressive home debut against Burnley.
““I don’t know what I’ll say in a year but now I’m happy,” he continued. “They see the game like I do; I love football like they do.
“They respect you and a player has to feel wanted. You applaud them and they applaud you back.”