Arsenal fans haven’t had much to smile about this season, but the image of a camel carrying star strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick through the desert certainly seemed to cheer them up.
The Gunners have jetted off to the United Arab Emirates for some warm weather training during the Premier League’s first ever winter break.
Boss Mikel Arteta believes the mini pre-season will gear his stars up nicely for the remainder of the campaign.
Aubameyang has been scoring freely this season, racking up 16 goals despite Arsenal sitting in a lowly 10th place in the table.
But Lacazette, 28, hasn’t found the net since scoring in a 2-2 draw against Standard Liege on December 12.
Arsenal fans were quick to comment on the epic photo of the two much-loved forwards providing some excellent banter ammunition.
“A camel and 2 goats. Iconic!” came the first witty reply.
“Auba rescuing Laca from his goal drought with his new whip,” offered another.
“Camel seems pretty tall. Surely worth giving it a shot at cb,” joked another.
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“That camel is carrying our team,” quipped another Gooner.
“It’s nice for them to be carried for once, rather than the other way around,” laughed a fifth Arsenal supporter.
Arteta, who has won three of his nine games of the Emirates outfit in charge so far, said he was thrilled with how the training camp has gone so far.
‘We cannot be any happier with the conditions for us to train,” he said on Monday. “We came here to work, it was like a mini pre-season.
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