"brendan donley" "the assist" "january 1" 2018

#55 // Kolašinac → Lacazette Arsenal 2 – 0 Fulham

EmeryBall is at it again.

Kolašinac • Aubameyang • Kolašinac • Aubameyang • Kolašinac • Iwobi • Aubameyang • Kolašinac • and then, to Lacazette—and the finish.




These are the assists that capture what assist is all about:

Passing up the chance for a goal, laying off for another to score instead.

No doubt Kolašinac could’ve scored here, but he had a greater prize in mind.



Selflessness before the finish—and a team goal worked to perfection.

The little back and forth between Kolašinac and Aubameyang.

Iwobi leading Auba toward the endline.

The cut inside, and the nutmeg pass back to Kolašinac.

And then, drawing the keeper out, the pass.



No Mesut Özil in this game, out with a knee injury—but the rest of the group channeled the Öziliance just fine, with this most choice of combinations.



Arsenal went on to win it 4-1—taking control in the 55th minute with this, the second goal.

The quick first-touch passing.

The lead pass by Aubameyang…

The assist by Kolašinac.

EmeryBall in full effect.



After today, Arsenal are just two points behind Chelsea.


The battle for the top 4 of the EPL table is on.