Arsenals Lacazette-Aubameyang double act puts Valencia on back foot

Alexandre Lacazette scored two and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a crucial late third as Arsenal came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 in their Europa League semi-final first leg What a difference a week makes. Arsenal rediscovered their verve to give themselves a tantalising chance of reaching the Europa League final in Baku at the end of May. Attack has to be their best form of defence and their two shining lights up front delivered to give them a 3-1 advantage to take to the Mestalla next week. What a difference a late goal makes, too. Going into stoppage time they were entitled to feel fretful about a 2-1 lead, a scoreline that felt fraught with danger going into an away leg. …