Publication date: Friday, May 10, 2019 to 7:30.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal's strike partner Alexandre Lacazette were described as "unbelievable" by head coach Unai Emery after his goals took the Gunners to a final date in the Europa League with rivals Chelsea .
Having led 3-1 since the first leg, Emery's side was favored to advance and Aubameyang's hat-trick helped them reach the final as they won 4-2 at night and achieved a global success of 7-3.
Lacazette also got his name on the score sheet to make sure the pair has scored all of the last eight Arsenal goals in the Europa League between them, with a total of 48 shared goals throughout the season.
In a week of reappearances in English in the Champions League, Aubameyang's goals ensured that Arsenal was not on the receiving end of another.
Despite being left behind in the effort of Kevin Gameiro in the 11th minute, the Gunners recovered when Aubameyang drew and Alexandre Lacazette hit to put them ahead in the night and control the tie.
Gameiro, who was part of Emery's team at Sevilla, which won three successive Europa League titles, continued his scoring race in the competition with another, only for Aubameyang to add brightness with two more efforts.
"I'm proud of them," Emery replied when asked about the impact of Aubameyang and Lacazette.
"Great players can be good strikers, but when their commitment is like today's, also on the defensive, working to help us is incredible."
"Every game is different and I think that today we show everyone our character, and also our ability to be together and fight in some moments on the defensive, but also have good moments in the attack."
"Against Valencia, no team this year has scored four goals against them. Only once, against Atlético de Madrid, have they conceded three goals and we did it last week. It's a very good team, a difficult team, and today we show that we can do it. "
A disappointing draw at home for the weekend in Brighton, but ended with the hope of reaching the top four in the Premier League for Arsenal.
Emery, who has not lost a knockout tie in this competition since being in charge of Valencia in 2012, knows he needs to win the same title in Baku on May 29 to seal a return of the Champions League for Arsenal in his first season in front. .
After the semifinal, Arsenal issued a statement criticizing the "disappointing ticket allocation" for the final at the Baku Olympic Stadium on May 29, and both clubs received only 6,000 tickets and insisted they are talking to UEFA in a I try to increase the figure. .
"UEFA has informed us that both clubs will receive an allocation of only 6,000 tickets each for the match," the statement read.
"We are in active talks with UEFA to get more tickets for our fans, but this disappointing ticket allocation obviously presents us with extreme difficulties in the way we badign tickets to you, our loyal supporters."