Known for lacking a killer instinct in the final third under Arsene Wenger, the Unai Emery era has seen some beautiful, cutting-edge goals so far. Their sublime attacking play is a big reason why the Gunners have won 10 straight.
With a plethora of playmakers such as Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the squad, exciting team goals should always be on the cards. Still, it’s surprising that Emery has gotten the best out of his star players so quickly.
Prior to their marquee Thursday Europa League matchup against a talented Portuguese Sporting side, Arsenal will need to create more of these lovely passing moments.
Here are Arsenal’s top five team goals so far this season.
Lacazette against Everton
Arsenal’s goal of the month for September was an absolute cracker. After some patient build up play, Arsenal usually pass the ball one too many times and lose it. They almost do just that here when Everton rudely interrupts an attack, but Aaron Ramsey feeds Alexandre Lacazette at the top of the box and he does the rest.
With a great mixture of bend and velocity, this certainly was the best strike on this list.
Monreal against West Ham
Nacho Monreal must be the most unlikely frequent scorer from defense I’ve ever seen. Still, when he gets chances like these, he almost always buries them. This was a complete passing move relying on off-ball movement, patience and most importantly: a dangerous cross into the six-yard area that West Ham couldn’t deal with.
Iwobi against Chelsea
Arsenal missed about a million doorstep chances inside Chelsea’s box early in the season, but not this one. Iwobi fired home a beautiful low cross to tie the game after the move started all the way back from Petr Cech. Just count the number of passes here.
Ramsey against Fulham
Ramsey’s worrisome contract situation hasn’t showed on the pitch, as he’s been brilliant when called upon this year. Against Fulham, the Welshman had only just subbed on before joining this mouth-watering counter attack and audaciously finishing with a backheel.
Aubameyang against Leicester
Much has been made of Ozil’s masterclass performance in his preferred No. 10 role while wearing the captain’s armband for the first time as a Gunner. If he can put together more games like this on a consistent basis for Emery and company, look out.
A cerebral dummy to Lacazette and an unselfish flickto Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal their third of the night. Ozil finished with a goal, assist and peach of a hockey assist while Aubameyang’s poaching ability got him the brace. COYG!