Late Alexandre Lacazette strike gives Arsenal narrow Cardiff City win

Late Alexandre Lacazette strike gives Arsenal narrow Cardiff City win

Late Alexandre Lacazette strike gives Arsenal narrow Cardiff City win

Arsenal manager Unai Emery hailed striker Alexandre Lacazette's performance against Cardiff, saying he was pleased with the effectiveness of the Frenchman and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in front of goal.

Emery has been tasked with getting the club back into the Champions League but according to the Mail on Sunday, Kroenke believes that the goal is ultimately winning the competition for what would be the first time in the clubs' history.

Another terrible pass from Cech at the start of the second half put his team under pressure, but Hoilett wasn't able to punish the visiting keeper as he cleared the crossbar from 28 yards out. Emery is still feeling his way into this job and much more work is needed on the defence.

The Germany global broke the deadlock in the 11th minute with a powerful header from Granit Xhaka's corner.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech looked especially uncomfortable as he made two errors in distribution while under pressure in the 3-2 win, but Emery backed his goalkeeper to continue and improve.

Questions have been raised once again about the work-rate of Ozil's play, with Emery's style of play needing his attacking players to provide more defensive cover when the opposition come at them. The Greek defender has put Cech in worrying situations way too many times this season already.

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Cardiff's persistence paid off as Benett's cross found Victor Camarasa, who spun away from Nacho Monreal before firing past Cech at the far post.

Both the Gabonese worldwide and Frenchman were still seeking their first goals of the season.

After three games, Unai Emery is still trying to figure out which lineup is the best fit for Arsenal.

"If we had players like Lacazette, we would have won the game today".

FW Alexandre Lacazette, 8 - Finally got a starting place and nearly repaid Emery handsomely on 33 minutes when smacking a shot off the post. His finish was a belter, topping off a fine performance.

Emery who named Lucas Torreira as the player who has given him the sleepless night on who to start ahead of the other.

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