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Where two lethal strikers were supposed to competing for starting positions, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have a bromance brewing.

Stoke City visited the Emirates for their first league fixture following an international break that seemed to have lasted too long. A brace from the Gabonese and a late penalty from Lacazette sealed all 3 points as well as 3 goals for the Gunners.

However, despite having already converted from a spot-kick and a half volley later, Aubameyang handed the ball to his fellow striker after being awarded a penalty in the dying minutes of the game, denying himself of his first Arsenal hatrick.

The Frenchman then did not disappoint as he finished it as expected of him.


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“I know that Laca is back and I scored twice,” former Dortmund star replied when quizzed about the incident in post match interview. “I think it’s good for his confidence and that’s why.”

The former Lyon striker had just returned from injury and the classy gesture from the Gabonese international would certainly aid in confidence.

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And though Alan Shearer was not sympathetic to the situation and termed it as ‘unnatural’, the Emirates crowd seemed to love the gesture, and probably will Arsene Wenger too.

“That shows well the state of our society – when people are generous, we are surprised,” Wenger commented on the gesture…

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