Search

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery hails goalscorers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after 3-2 win at Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 16:40 02 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 02 September 2018

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking about his side’s 3-2 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s report as the Gunners emerged triumphant after an entertaining match in South Wales.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Emery hailed attackers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after their goals helped the Gunners to a hard-fought triumph at a raucous Cardiff City Stadium.

An 11th minute Shkodran Mustafi goal was cancelled out by an excellent strike from Victor Camarasa on the stroke of half-time.

The Gunners went 2-1 up through a sublime Aubameyang curler before Danny Ward levelled for Neil Warnock’s side.

Emery’s visitors regained the lead with nine minutes remaining through a powerful near post strike by Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The former PSG boss was quick to praise the pair after the match.

He said: “Lacazette and Aubameyang’s performances helped us [to win]. [I am] very pleased [with the pair].

“They are playing minutes each match and today they started.

“We are continuing to work on the combinations. Today I think the two players scored goals and helped us.

“We can continue to work to find the best performance with each player.

“I spoke with him [Lacazette] because I know him at Lyon. I know he has a big capacity to score in the box and when the team gives him good options.”

Emery admitted his side still have work to do in terms of improving his backline.

He added: “We need to keep improving defensively [even if] we controlled the match 70 per cent.

“The reaction is very important.

“The most important thing is to be calm and to continue working.”

Follow Arsenal reporter Layth on Twitter @laythy29.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 23:26

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been left frustrated after the Gunners conceded two late goals in his sides 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

Yesterday, 21:58

Arsenal began their Europa League journey with a dominant 4-2 win over FC Vorskla Poltava on Thursday night.

Yesterday, 21:53

Arsenal hosted Vorskla Poltava in their opening match in Group E of the Europa League at the Emirates on Thursday evening. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Yesterday, 20:02

Middlesex all-rounder James Harris hopes his side can go on and complete victory over Derbyshire on day four of the County Championship Division Two match at Lord’s on Friday.

Yesterday, 17:00

Old Boys won 35-29 at Hendon last weekend

Yesterday, 16:00

Greens lost 3-2 at Harrow Borough in London Senior Cup on Tuesday after beating Poole Town 1-0 in Evo-Stik South Premier South last weekend

Yesterday, 14:00

The England international appears to have recovered from his hamstring injury

Yesterday, 12:00

Greelands Lane club lost at home to UCS Old Boys last weekend

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now