The best strikers in the world live for goals.
But sometimes the circumstances throw selfishness out the window.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival at Arsenal in January was seen as bad news for Alexandre Lacazette in terms of his first-team chances.
But the two Gunners strikers showed great camaraderie during their routine 3-0 win over Stoke.
Aubameyang had already bagged twice when Arsenal were awarded a penalty, handing the Gabon striker an easy chance to notch his first Gunners hat-trick.
But instead, Aubameyang selflessly gave the ball to Lacazette who was making his return from six weeks out injured.
The Frenchman unerringly tucked away the penalty and instantly thanked his team-mate for the gesture.
It was his first goal in nearly three months – and he was indebted to Aubameyang completely.
The former Borussia Dortmund man said in his post-match interview: “I know that Laca is back and I scored twice, I think it’s good for his confidence and that’s why.”
Butter wouldn’t melt.
Naturally the move went down pretty well amongst the Arsenal Twitterati:
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