Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0 in today's early pm kick off. In all honesty it was a drab affair, the first half especially, but the Gunners eventually found the breakthrough thanks to a contentious penalty.
On 75 minutes Mesut Ozil went to kick the ball in the box but Martins Indi got a slight touch of the ball before Ozil hit the floor. In real time it looked a stone wall spot kick but replays show that the Stoke man was hard done by.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to take the penalty and gave the Gunners the lead, and the former Dortmund player would go on to double Arsenal's advantage on 86 minutes, arrowing home after a Calum Chambers pass.
The Gabonese international then had the chance to complete his hat trick after Ndiaye barged over Lacazette in the box.
However the striker was incredibly generous, foregoing personal glory to give Lacazette a chance to get on the scoresheet. In the aftermath of the game Aubameyang revealed to the club's website that he let Lacazette take the penalty as "it was good for his confidence":
I know that Laca is back and I’d scored twice, so I wanted to let him score. It’s normal. I think it’s good for his confidence, and that’s why.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2018
I'd wager you would find it hard to get another striker in the league to give up the chance to take home the match ball.
Punters who backed Aubameyang to score a hat-trick today need not fret however as Paddy Power announced that in the wake of Aubameyang's gesture that they would pay out on all bets that had the striker to score three goals. Premier League fantasy football managers will feel more hard done by.