Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang introduced his return to the Arsenal beginning XI along with his first Premier League hat-trick because the Gunners ended their winless run with a 4-2 victory over Leeds.
Beginning for the primary time in 5 matches following his mom’s sickness, the captain confirmed Arsenal what they’ve been lacking.
Having did not win their final three, the Gunners raced right into a four-goal lead with little over 45 minutes performed, with Hector Bellerin additionally among the many objectives, earlier than Leeds pulled two again because of Pascal Struijk and Helder Costa within the second-half.
However they might do nothing to forestall Leeds failing to win in London for the 13th consecutive match, a run which stretches all the best way again to September 2018.
It hasn’t been Aubameyang’s greatest season in entrance of aim, however watching the sport for talkSPORT, Manchester United legend Andy Cole insists the 31-year-old’s class is everlasting.
Cole stated: “That’s Aubameyang at his greatest, this hasn’t been his greatest season however he produces magic. He’s high quality.”
Aubameyang appeared way more like his former self – skipping inside Luke Ayling and capturing low previous Ilan Meslier to open the scoring.
A dramatic 5 minutes noticed Bukayo Saka awarded a penalty which was then overturned by VAR – earlier than the Gunners ahead gained one other one moments later.
Whereas the primary was debatable, there was nothing contentious concerning the second as Meslier took a heavy contact and worn out the Arsenal man.
Aubameyang made no mistake from 12 yards, and the match was past Leeds earlier than the half-time whistle.
Leeds allowed the Gunners to toy with them within the field earlier than Bellerin labored some area and fired previous Meslier at his close to publish to make it three.
Arsenal picked up the place they left off within the first-half and went 4-Zero up as Aubameyang accomplished his hat-trick by nodding residence a pleasant chip from Emile Smith Rowe.
Struijk and Costa made issues attention-grabbing by halving the Gunners’ lead with 20 minutes to go, however Mikel Arteta’s males held agency to climb into the highest half of the desk.