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Arsenal fans laud Aubameyang & Lacazette after first-half vs Valencia

Bromance blooming on the pitch

Arsenal fans are loving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette’s partnership during their side’s Europa League clash with Valencia.

Both Aubameyang and Lacazette were marquee signings for Arsenal in 2017 and 2018 respectively, signing from Borussia Dortmund and Lyon.

However, despite the two having immense talent between them, it’s often been one or the other in north London.

When Lacazette plays, Aubameyang is usually on the bench, and vice versa.

However, it’s been a different story in recent months.

Unai Emery has started to utilise Aubameyang and Lacazette as a pair, and it’s paying off.

That’s because the two combined again on Thursday evening to give Arsenal an all-important away goal in their tie with Valencia.

Aubameyang & Lacazette

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Auba strikes against the run of play

Unai Emery’s Gunners travelled to the Mestalla with a 3-1 aggregate lead, looking to make the Europa League final.

While Arsenal were the favourites to qualify, it didn’t look so cut and dry within the first 15 minutes.

Valencia started strongly and cut Arsenal open numerous times.

Kevin Gameiro then went on to score in the 11th minute, and the Spanish side kept up the pressure.

Rodrigo went close shortly after, though his effort was accidentally blocked by Gameiro on the line.

Valencia continued to push and then, out of nowhere, Aubameyang struck like lighting in the 17th minute.

 

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A long ball down the pitch was brilliantly flicked on by Lacazette towards strike partner Aubameyang, who raced through on goal and struck a sweet half volley which arrowed into the bottom corner.

That goal was the eighth time this season that one of Lacazette or Aubameyang has set the other up for a goal.

The pair combined for a second time near the end of the first-half but Lacazette’s effort scraped the outside of the post.

As such, on the back of their first-half performance, the pair are quickly being recognised as one of the best strike duos in football right now.

Arsenal fans react to Auba & Lacazette partnership

Safe to say, Arsenal fans are very happy with Aubameyang and Lacazette’s blooming relationship.

And they took to social media in numbers during the game to praise their strike duo:

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