Aubameyang reacts to Arsenal sitter and singles out team-mate after draw

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he should have 'scored a couple of goals' in the Gunners' 1-1 draw with Benfica on Thursday.

Aubameyang had two big chances to put Arsenal ahead in the game but he inexplicably missed the target from close range at 0-0 and then dragged an effort wide with the score 1-1.

Reacting on social media, Aubameyang acknowledged that he should have found the back of the net and praised the performance of Bukayo Saka, who scored Arsenal's only goal of the game..

He wrote: "We deserved better and i should Score couple goals today but still one Game to Go we keep going. Well done @BukayoSaka87"

Reflecting on the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted that his side need to be more ruthless in front of goal, saying: "I think we had to leave the stadium today with much more than what we have right now.

"Everything is completely open till next Thursday. We have some positives to take from the game because we dominated the game and we had patches of really good moments where we created some big chances.

"We weren't ruthless enough in the opponents' box and the disappointing thing obviously is the way we concede the goal."

When asked specifically about Aubameyang's missed chances, Arteta added: "Well, these things happen. He was at the end of the biggest chances that we had tonight.

"He was a real threat again that's why we played him today against this opponent with the line that they proposed all the time.

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  • "He was unlucky not to score two or three tonight because in normal circumstances that would be the case."

    Arteta also went on to praise Saka, adding: "I think he's in a great moment, he's full of confidence, he's been really important in recent results. His form is the highest probably since I've been here and he's been really consistent.

    "He needs to keep going and doing what he's doing because at the moment he's a really important part of the team."

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