In Arsene Wenger’s 228th and final Premier League home match in charge at the Emirates, the Gunners won 5-0 against Burnley. Here are three Arsenal players who impressed.
The 20-year-old Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has been superb in Arsenal’s last two games. For a young defender, he is very composed on the ball and alert to danger. He also throws himself into challenges and certainly let the Burnley players know that he was there. Against Burnley, Mavropanos was part of a defence that kept their first Premier League clean sheet since a 3-0 win over Stoke on the 1st April. If his last two games are anything to go by, Arsenal have finally got a defender they can rely on.
Joining a new club in January isn’t easy, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has adapted well. Aubameyang bagged a brace against Burnley and provided an assist. He also became Arsenal’s first player to score six goals in his first seven Premier League home games. The Gabon striker scored the last of Arsenal’s 1295 goals in 606 home matches under Arsene Wenger. Who knows what would have happened if Aubameyang had been able to play in the Europa League this season.
Confidence is key for any football player, especially strikers. Alexandre Lacazette is in fine form at the moment and Arsenal are benefitting from it. Lacazette scored once and assisted Aubameyang’s first goal. This was the first time he has scored and assisted in the same game for Arsenal. The French striker has been involved in nine goals in his last nine games for the Gunners (eight goals and one assist).
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