Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have issued a warning to Manchester City and Liverpool as they aim for a tilt at the Premier League title.
The Gunners missed out on the top four last season, finishing fifth, while their defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final means they will not be involved in the Champions League this season.
And Aubameyang, who has scored the winner in both Premier League wins this season, says to regain their Champions League status is the Gunners’ aim this season.
Aubameyang told Canal Plus: “I think as I said earlier we have made good signings, that will help us. Last season, we were not far away from qualifying for the Champions’ League.
“Whatever happens, that is the most important thing, the most important aim for us. To be back in the Champions’ League.”
The Gabon striker, who like Lacazette is in contract talks with the club, also believes that the Gunners are good enough to go head to head with last season’s run-away pair Liverpool and Man City.
“Aside from that, to fight for the title, we know very well that the big guns are ready but we are also ready and in any case we are going to give our all to match the big guns if possible,” added the forward.
Aubameyang was joined on the scoresheet in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley by Alexandre Lacazette and he says he is yet to hit top form for the north London club.
“The Premier League has seen a very good Lacazette, but not yet the best Lacazette,” said the France striker.
“I need to score more goals I know, I need to be more consistent and consistent throughout matches. I can do better… I am continuing to work, the national team coach makes his decisions.
“I am trying to put in the work. There you have it. I am still (motivated for it).”