Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can’t handle the reaction to Alexandre Lacazette’s free-kick against Napoli

first_img Comment Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s decisive goal against Napoli in the Europa League (Picture: Getty)While they might be as close on the pitch as they are off it, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to be struggling to handle the reaction to teammate Alexandre Lacazette’s stunning free-kick against Napoli on Thursday.Unai Emery’s side eased through to the semi-final of the Europa League for the second season in succession after the France international’s stunning free-kick put the seal on a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 aggregate victory.Lacazette has now scored an impressive 16 goals in all competitions this season, but none were as spectacular as the 36th minute 30-yard piledriver which left Alex Meret rooted to the spot.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Lyon star is normally better known for his penalty box prowess, but appears to be adding a new string to his bow having scored in similar fashion against Bournemouth earlier this season.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Alexandre Lacazette was mocked up as Roberto Carlos on social media (Picture: Instagram)And it appears all too much for Aubameyang to take with the Gabon striker taking to Instagram to highlight a mock-up of Lacazette wearing Brazilian free-kick master Roberto Carlos’ iconic No.6 shirt.After the win in Naples, Lacazette admitted he ‘could be happier’ given the way Emery has largely alternated between his two forwards this season.Responding to the 27-year-old’s admission, Emery said: ‘Every player wants to play each match for 90 minutes, but as a manager I need to use the player in the best moment,” Emery said.‘Maybe sometimes that is playing 90 minutes, maybe sometimes that is starting on the bench. But to convince the player that is very difficult. Unai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:35FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Arsenal qualify for Europa League semi-finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-arsenal-qualify-europa-league-semi-final-1908664/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘When I was speaking about two important strikers, Lacazette and Aubameyang, sometimes our performances are better with both, but sometimes our big performances are better with only one, and after they make an impact replacing another striker.‘This is because the idea and the system of the opposition gives us the idea to do something different. To convince the player that is the most difficult thing, but I am very proud of both because they are scoring a lot, they are playing a lot, and sometimes they are starting as both, and sometimes they are just starting as one. They are helping us with big performances.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can’t handle the reaction to Alexandre Lacazette’s free-kick against Napolicenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 9:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link785Shares Advertisementlast_img

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