For the first time this season, Unai Emery has decided to start Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Basque should not regret it. Both players have indeed had a big role in the victory won Sunday by Arsenal on the ground of the promoted Cardiff (3-2), especially the French, scorer and passer. 3 new points that allow the London club – still feverish at times in this meeting – to pass the truce with a draw (2 wins, 2 defeats).
After gnawing on the first two days, Lacazette had already weighed against West Ham (45 minutes of play), to sign the first success of the Gunners this season. Once again very important in his role of deviation and taking spaces, the former player of the OL quickly highlighted (9th) this Sunday, before seeing his team open the scoring on corner (1 -0, 12th). Mustafi took a skull from Xhaka to score his sixth goal in Arsenal’s jersey (5th in the lead).
Lacazette involved on 10 goals in his last 9 starts
But against the worst attack in the Premier League (0 goals so far), the Gunners also suffered terribly – from the first minute – especially on failed raises Cech, who gave a ball to the Bluebirds in the 8th minute then another at the 46th, both ruined. Faced with defensive deficiencies of his team, Neil Warnock had decided to launch Danny Ward with Bobby Reid and it worked very well. Even though it was Camarasa who equalized on a strong time just before half-time (1-1, 46th + 2).
Lacazette, who had already almost doubled the bet at the 33rd but found only the post, first out his team of a delicate situation on a good deflection for Aubameyang, not attacked at the entrance to the surface, who scored his 150th career goal out of selection (2-1, 62nd). But Cardiff continued to support and Ward was rewarded for his match and tied with one on a free kick (2-2, 69th). The show Lacazette continued, the French concluding the mark of an overpowering missile on a pass from Torreira (3-2, 81st).
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He even came close to the double at the very end of the match (90 + 5), while his team had shook one last time on a set kick (90 + 1). The locals may regret their lack of realism so, in front of an Arsenal who has found the smile after a sluggish start to the season. Not called by Didier Deschamps in Blue for the September rally, Lacazette, who is now directly involved in 10 goals in his last 9 starts, launched his season. And maybe the London machine.
10 – Alexandre Lacazette has been directly involved in 10 goals (eight goals, two assists) in his last nine starts for Arsenal in all competitions. Finisher. pic.twitter.com/CNPGbTYkDp
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