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Aubameyang double inspires Arsenal comeback against Leicester

28 Octobre 2018

Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring Arsenal's 1st goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. 'Mesut Ozil isn't consistent enough, Mesut Ozil doesn't turn up in big games, Mesut Ozil is not the player he once was'.

The victory was also a 10th consecutive win in all competition for the Gunners, the first time in 11 years that Arsenal have done so, though Emery called for calm.

It was the ideal start to a hectic week that sees Arsenal travel to Portugal for a Europa League tie against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday before returning to domestic action at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The captain scored one wonderful counterattacking goal in the first half and helped make two more for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to keep Emery's side two points off the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Leicester City.

Both Arsenal and Sporting have won their opening two matches in Group E so any victor at the Estadio Jose Alvalade will be in prime position to progress when the pair meet again next month.

"We're very confident, everyone is excited, not just in matches but in training everyone is together, the chemistry is good and you can see that in the matches as well", Iwobi said after the game. We are a team who just like to help each other so we are always giving information and communicating. We need to control the matches more than we are doing now.

Stunned into action by that setback, Arsenal almost snatched an immediate equaliser when Granit Xhaka´s free-kick was tipped over by Kasper Schmeichel.

Ozil equalised with a calmly taken finish inside the far post and combined with Hector Bellerin to set up Aubameyang for Arsenal's second goal.

Aubameyang returned the favour as Ozil cantered into the box and the Arsenal captain then flicked the ball away from the onrushing Kasper Schmeichel and back into Aubameyang's path.

Emery looked to change things around by introducing both Matteo Guendouzi and Aubameyang from the bench with an hour gone as Lichtsteiner and Mkhitaryan made way. Scored a well-taken goal, was directly involved in the second and got the assist for the third after masterminding a brilliant attack.

Aubameyang double inspires Arsenal comeback against Leicester