In the 85th minute of this evening’s Europa League tie between Arsenal and Slavia Prague, Granit Xhaka launched the ball forward, sparking a counter-attacking opportunity for the Gunners.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrestled the ball away in a duel before slipping it in behind whilst off-balance, Nicolas Pepe showed his blistering pace to latch onto the ball.
Pepe knocked the ball forward and lifted the ball into the back of the net with a lovely chip past the on-rushing Slavia keeper.
The pair were introduced in the 78th minute for Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette, Mikel Arteta’s call has paid off, it’s a shame that they won’t brought on earlier.
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Breakthrough at last! ?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang combines with Nicolas Pépé who lifts the ball over Ond?ej Kolá? ?
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 8, 2021
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Arsenal will simply get nowhere near their former glory anytime soon if they continue to turn in sloppy performances like this against respectfully much weaker sides.