Pierre Aubameyang shows his distraught side while talking about his last-second missed chance in the Europa League clash against Olympiacos.
Arsenal faced a huge shock last night after it got eliminated by the hands of Olympiacos in Europa League. The match was pretty neck to neck until the last whistle in the extra-time.
Pierre Aubameyang’s sensational bicycle kick goal kept them in the game till the end, but all came crumbling down when Youssef El Arabi scored the equalizer in the game and allowed his side to qualify on away goal margin.
Aubameyang had the chance to be the hero of Arsenal fans, as he was given a simple chance to seal the tie in the last few seconds in the game, but unfortunately, the Gabonese striker missed the target.
On any other day, Aubameyang would have scored that goal and even he knew it, and when he blew away the chance, he came on his knees while failing to consume the gravity of that miss.
He fronted up for an interview on BT Sport in which his pain was evident. Asked how he summed up those final crazy minutes of the game, he said, “I don’t even know. I feel very, very bad.
“This can happen. I don’t know how I missed this chance. I was tired and I had some cramps as well, but it is not an excuse. I have to score this goal, but it can happen.”
As for our Europa League exit, and with it an avenue to next season’s Champions League, he continued, “What can I say? It’s very, very hard, very tough. It was a tough game again.
“I think we missed putting some pace in the game … that cost us a little bit. Then the last-minute goal was unlucky for us. That’s it. We try to keep improving in the league and we’ll try to win as many games as possible, and we’ll see how many chances we have to qualify.” he said.
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With Arsenal out of the Europa League, their chances of gaining the Champions League qualification next season has practically come to an end.