Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette sends Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang message to Unai Emery

Lacazette put in a man of th match display against Cardiff with a dramatic late winner in a 3-2 thriller for Unai Emery’s new-look side.

The Gunners twice led but were pegged back by the promoted hosts on both occasions. Yet they still prevailed for their first away league win of the season and just their second in 2018 after coming sixth last term in Wenger’s last campaign after 22 years as boss.

Lacazette reckons Spanish coach Emery, 46, has already put his stamp on the side with his passing and pressing philosophy after building on the home win over West Ham.

He claims both players and fans are enjoying the new approach despite the opening losses to champions Manchester City and former champions Chelsea.

“I know with the new manager it can only be better. We will be better week after week,” said Lacazette. “You can see we had the mentality.

“Last season we lost this kind of game. But if you see the faces after the second goal we had confidence and that was why we came back.

“I think we won just two games in 2018 away from home. This season we want to be better away and it was the first game we won and I hope that it will be the first of many until the last day of the season.

“Overall it has been good even if we had two losses. They were against the two champions of the past two seasons.

“The quality of the games is good. Everyone can take pleasure to watch us play – even on the pitch.”

Lacazette and fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both on target for the first time this season at the Cardiff City Stadium.

They showed a brilliant understanding for Aubameyang’s goal to make it 2-1 as Lacazette cleverly flicked Mesut Ozil’s pass into the forward’s path.

It was only the fourth time the pair have linked up together since Aubameyang arrived from Borussia Dortmund in January. But at least one of them has scored in those four games, contributing seven goals in all.

Lacazette, who scored 17 goals last term after a £46million move from Lyon, hopes it could be the start of something special, saying: “It is nice as we complement each other’s game.

“It is always good to play with good players and he deserved to score as he has worked hard from the beginning of the season.

“Against Chelsea it was hard for him as he missed some chances but he has got over that, and it was nice to play well with him.

“The system was good, we worked on it all week. It was different, but good.

“It’s always going to be hard to be in the first XI at a club like this, but I always keep fighting and working.

“I won’t play every week just because of one game. Every day I have to work and show the coach I work well and I deserve my place.”

Yet the Gunners’ display was far from perfect as Emery’s insistence on playing out from the back exposed keeper Petr Cech to some nervous moments which gifted Cardiff chances.

Lacazette said: “We just did mistakes because we are learning like children. But even if we did some mistakes we deserved the win.”