Ramsey and Lacazette scored a total of four goals for Arsenal to comfortably beat Russian side CSKA Moscow in the first leg of the Europa quarter finals at the Emirates Stadium.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scores just eight minutes into the first half, before Aleksandr Golovin levelled the scores at 15th minute whereas a successfully taken penalty by Alexander Lacazette at the 22nd minute restored the hosts lead.
Meanwhile Ramsey doubled Arsenal lead at the 27th minute before Lacazette completed his brace at the 34th minute.
First half was enough for Arsenal to become favorites for the semifinals as the four goals enables their foot to rest on the next level although efforts from them to avoid a 3-0 defeat in the return leg is required.
Ramsey whose flick goal that completed his brace could have struck a hat trick if not for the denial by the bar at the 77th minute. Mesut Ozil who caused the penalty that Lacazette convert was delight to watch.
It seem to have become habitual for the German to cause a spot kick for the French man to convert as it was the same case against Stoke City in their last premier league game less than a week back.
Lacazette also had couple of clear cut chance which were unclinically taken whereas visitors CSKA Moscow had another chance besides the resulted goal to convert but Pontus Wernbloom after spinning opponent defenders shot wide.
At a certain point Ramsey was considered offside when he intended to finish a rebound following Ozil’s shot that was ricocheted.
By all means the Gunners deserved the win and could have won with more goal margin incase cup-tied Aubameyang featured as many of the chances created could have been scored by him.
Nevertheless the result gives CSKA Moscow theoretical homework on how to return to change the fate of Arsenal who intend to play Champions League next season through Europa access.
Arsenal will travel Russia to complete the job at VEB Arena, CSKA Moscow’s home on April 12th, 2018.