Although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette no longer play for the same team following the former’s transfer to Barcelona in January, the two friends still find a way to connect and show their bromance on social media. With Laca scoring for Arsenal against Wolves, the love was shown on Instagram as AUBA scored against Napoli.
Lacazette raced off behind the goal in jubilation, sending the home crowd wild as his ecstatic teammates followed in what was a huge victory for their top four hopes. It was only earlier in the day that news emerged that Arsenal had put contract talks with the 30-year-old on hold until the end of the season, as Lacazette looks to be edging increasingly closer to the exit door this summer when his current deal is due to expire.
Nevertheless, his contribution to the winner was a timely reminder of what he can provide to his team. Posting on Instagram after the 2-1 win, he said they believed until the last second.
Various Arsenal players showed their support in the comments, along with ex-teammate Aubameyang, who posted a handshake and love heart emoji in response. It was a prosperous night for Aubameyang himself over in Naples, where Barcelona steamed into the Europa League last-16 with a 5-3 aggregate win over Napoli.
The Blaugrana won 4-2 on the night at Stadio San Paolo with Aubameyang putting the tie beyond doubt with Barcelona’s final goal of the evening, a superb first-time finish into the top corner from Adama Traore’s cross.
The Gabon international striker saut it was a good game and cheered his team on his official Instagram account after the match. Lacazette was quick to show his appreciation, commenting three flame emojis underneath with the respect between the pair clear to see.