Arsene Wenger Blames Easter for Poor Emirates Attendance Figures During Stoke Victory

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Aubameyang then passed up the chance to claim a hat-trick after Badou Ndiaye's push on substitute Alexandre Lacazette, who converted the penalty for a scoreline that flattered the Gunners.

The Boss was asked if Lacazette and Aubameyang could both be in a starting XI, and he replied: "Yes, I think they can play together".

Arsenal left it late at the Emirates to secure a 3-0 win over Stoke City, but the Gunners did not find it easy against the struggling Premier League side. We played an outstanding performance.

There were times when the Emirates appeared nearly half empty, though the fans that did show up were treated to a 3-0 victory over Paul Lamber's relegation battlers; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice - once from the penalty spot - before Alexandre Lacazette rounded off the victory with a spot kick of his own.

The Stoke City manager insisted that the visiting side did not deserve to lose and expressed complete confidence that they will avoid relegation despite being three points from safety after failing to win any of their past eight matches.

"It was a game-changer because a couple of minutes earlier we had hit the post", he said.

Martins Indi revealed after the game he spoke to Pawson after the decision to award the first penalty to the hosts.

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The Gabonese worldwide then had the chance to complete his hat trick after Ndiaye barged over Lacazette in the box.

"I know we have the benefit of replays and Craig doesn't but for the big moments you have to be so precise". The success means Arsenal have finally won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since November and continued their revival after a hard period in January and February.

"He said "what I see is that you stretched your leg and made a foul on Ozil".

"We lost two games at home, one against Man City that was just after the League Cup final, and one against Man United where we had 33 shots on goal. Now we can move on and build for the next games, let's keep fighting".

"I thought that when I came in and nothing's changed my mind that we're not going to do it".