For the first time in Unai Emery’s reign, Arsenal’s starting XI on Sunday included both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette from the start. In the end, the Gunners owed their victory at the Cardiff City Stadium to the deadly duo who both got on the scoresheet to ensure their side overcame the determined Welsh outfit.
Arsenal didn’t have it easy against Cardiff City, who scored twice to peg the North Londoners back from winning positions. It was the attacking quality of Arsenal’s combining forwards that ultimately proved the difference between the two sides and earned Emery his first win away from the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang and Lacazette are great friends off of the pitch and appear to be able to translate that chemistry onto it. It was a delightful flick from the Frenchman that set up Aubameyang for his first goal of the season.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that this is just the beginning of a potent partnership, and many took to Twitter after the match to praise their match-winning double-act…
You gotta love Auba and Laca pic.twitter.com/gnWcxdVeNE
— Craig (@GoonerBhoys77) 2 September 2018
If lacazette and Aubameyang didn’t start together, we wouldn’t have won this game. Auba looks a different player with Lacazette on the pitch and our attack has more bite. Haven’t seen 2 strikers with such chemistry before.
— Alan (@305Gunner) 2 September 2018
Knew it was going to be a tough game and glad to get 3 points. Auba & Laca partnership gets off to a good start!
— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) 2 September 2018
FINALLLYYYYYY LACA AND AUBA START TOGETHER pic.twitter.com/L0cro82fme
— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) 2 September 2018
Have to find a way to get Aubameyang and Lacazette in the same team regularly. Lacazette reminded of Firmino today with his link up and work rate. Need Lacazette’s link play and Aubameyang’s finishing together.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) 2 September 2018
I want Aubameyang & Lacazette to start every game from now on
— Steph (@stephpgold) 2 September 2018
Aubameyang + Lacazette
A better love story than Twilight.
— Pj (@Goonerette_Pj) 2 September 2018
Was very happy that Lacazette and Aubameyang started together tho they are beastly
— Cerys Møller (@Cerysimo) 2 September 2018