Between them, over the course of two legs, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, scored seven goals against Valencia.
The Gabon international bagged a hat-trick at the Mestalla in the 4-2 win last night, while his great mate added to the brace he got in the first game at the Emirates last week.
The strikers stole the show in this semi-final, and as you’d expect they drew praise from Unai Emery who will now contest his fourth Europa League final when Arsenal face Chelsea in Baku on May 29th.
The boss wasn’t just pleased with their attacking contributions though. He took time to highlight their hard work for the team, defending from the front, and helping drive the team towards a trophy this season.
“Yes, really they are very good strikers but I am proud of them in how they worked defensively,” said Emery.
“We needed that today, the big players can be good strikers but when their commitment is like today, working defensively to help us, it’s amazing.
“After their goal, our attacking moments were coming because our positioning and other players can create chances for them to score.
“But I think it’s the work of every player and they did it perfectly.”
The Spaniard was happy to add some praise for the fans too, after what has been a difficult period in terms of our domestic form.
“Individually, we can speak about some players,” he continued. “Aubameyang for the goals.
“Lacazette for another goal but I think we worked very well and this work is for being proud of them and also remembering our supporters at home.
“We played last week and they were full in the stadium with us. Today they are coming here to support us and I think we can be proud of each single player and each single supporters.”