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.
Beautiful goal from Arsenal. Aubameyang gets neither the goal nor the assist, but his influence and movement is what created the move. Brilliant work on the touchline and a lovely flick to send Kolasinac through. Lacazette bags his 7th in the PL.
— freeflow football (@freeflowblog) January 1, 2019
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.
Inspired passing! Superb from Iwobi, Auba, Kola and finally Lacazette for that goal. All three players should be awarded the assist for that. Fantastic passing effort! #ARSFUL LACAZETTE 🔴
— Valentine Mwamburi (@MwamburiV) January 1, 2019
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.
Kola’s assist on the Laca goal was özilesque
— GiantCalGunner (@GiantCalGunner) January 1, 2019
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.
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— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 10, 2018
After today, Arsenal are just two points behind Chelsea.
The battle for the top 4 of the EPL table is on.