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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery hails goalscorers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after 3-2 win at Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 16:40 02 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 02 September 2018

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) and Cardiff City's Joe Bennett battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking about his side’s 3-2 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s report as the Gunners emerged triumphant after an entertaining match in South Wales.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette in action during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Emery hailed attackers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after their goals helped the Gunners to a hard-fought triumph at a raucous Cardiff City Stadium.

An 11th minute Shkodran Mustafi goal was cancelled out by an excellent strike from Victor Camarasa on the stroke of half-time.

The Gunners went 2-1 up through a sublime Aubameyang curler before Danny Ward levelled for Neil Warnock’s side.

Emery’s visitors regained the lead with nine minutes remaining through a powerful near post strike by Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.Arsenal manager Unai Emery during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The former PSG boss was quick to praise the pair after the match.

He said: “Lacazette and Aubameyang’s performances helped us [to win]. [I am] very pleased [with the pair].

“They are playing minutes each match and today they started.

“We are continuing to work on the combinations. Today I think the two players scored goals and helped us.

“We can continue to work to find the best performance with each player.

“I spoke with him [Lacazette] because I know him at Lyon. I know he has a big capacity to score in the box and when the team gives him good options.”

Emery admitted his side still have work to do in terms of improving his backline.

He added: “We need to keep improving defensively [even if] we controlled the match 70 per cent.

“The reaction is very important.

“The most important thing is to be calm and to continue working.”

Follow Arsenal reporter Layth on Twitter @laythy29.

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