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Aubameyang scores twice, rates 8/10 to win Golden Boot share

Aubameyang scores twice, rates 8/10 to win Golden Boot share

Arsenal sealed the three points with a late fourth as substitute Eddie Nketiah scored from a tight angle but we finish fifth in the table - one point behind Tottenham after they drew at home to Everton.

"We spoke yesterday and he wanted to play today for this opportunity and the team, every player, also were with this commitment to help him if we can".

"I did not want them to play and only focus on me".

DF Shkodran Mustafi, 6 - The much-maligned German made a brilliant first-half block to deny Matthew Lowton.

Arsenal were all out of defensive synchronicity and it was probably a blessing in disguise when injury prompted the replacement of the hitherto rather wobbly centre-half Konstantinos Mavropanos with Laurent Koscielny. Emery has also changed the formation of the side, reverting to a back four.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is tasked with leading the line for Arsenal, while regular strike partner Alexandre Lacazette finds himself on the bench. Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi will look to control midfield.

And they can still qualify for the Champions League if they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final on 29 May in Baku.

19-year-old midfielder Joe Willock makes his first league start of the season. He's had a fantastic campaign with the Under-23 side, so it'll be interesting to see if Emery considers him part of the first team next season. By way of variation, it was a close-range volley lashed home after he connected with an Alex Iwobi pass as it flashed across the face of goal.

FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 8 - Arsenal's midweek hat trick hero began this game chasing the Golden Boot, and nearly made a fantastic start when his header hit the angle of the post and bar.

"I was near (to a hat-trick) but sometimes that can happen".