Arsenal News: Euro absence irks Aubameyang

2 years ago

In the latest Arsenal news, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he has been left frustrated by the fact he cannot feature in the Europa League for the north London outfit this season.

The Gabon international has made an impact at the Emirates since his big-money move from Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window.

With three goals in five Premier League appearances, the France-born forward has taken well to life in the English top flight and looks like he will have a big influence on the Gunners in the future.

However, Aubameyang is unable to help Arsenal win the only trophy now left open to them this term, as he is ineligible to feature in the Europa League for Arsene Wenger’s side.

The 28-year-old would have been allowed to play for the Londoners but for Dortmund dropping out of the Champions League into the second-tier European competition.

Aubameyang has admitted the rule is annoying and he wishes he was able to help Arsenal try and go all the way in the Europa League this season.

“I am really frustrated because the rules are a bit – I don’t know how to say in English but I am disappointed because I can’t help my team,” Aubameyang told Sky Sports.

“That’s life. I have to deal with it. I can’t play every three days. When I was in Dortmund, I was playing every three days but now I play once a week or have a long time between games. It is not easy.”

Arsenal have managed to do well without Aubameyang to date and find themselves with one foot in the quarter-finals.

Wenger’s men are 2-0 up against Serie A giants AC Milan going into the last-16 second leg back at the Emirates on Thursday, March 15.