Arsenal v Villa: Benteke keen on Gabby and Andi reunion
Christian Benteke on forward threat.
15th Aug 2013
Arsenal v Villa: Benteke keen on Gabby and Andi reunion


Christian Benteke says he's excited about reuniting with Andi Weimann and Gabby Agbonlahor in the top-flight this season - and insists all three are ready to be unleashed.

The front trio of Benteke, Weimann and Agbonlahor caused enormous waves in the Barclays Premier League last time out, scoring goals for fun and giving defenders headaches with their force, pace and energy.

Benteke is adamant the differing qualities of the trio give them power over backlines.

But he insists all three must keep high standards, with teams far wiser to their strengths up top after their debut campaign together.

He said: "I think to play with Andi and Gabby is great. I love playing with both of them. You saw that last season. We had good times together.

"I have a good rapport with them, a good relationship. I really like playing alongside them.

"They have helped me a lot. When I came they took me under their wing. They are good people. It's great to play with them up front.

"We know it will be difficult for us this season because the defenders will be aware of us. They will be waiting for us. But we will be ready.

"We will fight for each other and for the team like we did last season. We are all excited about this season.

"The biggest strength for us as a three in my opinion is that we are all different players with different qualities.

"Andi and Gabby work very hard. Gabby prefers to go to the space behind the defender for example.

"So we have different qualities. This gives us power up front."

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