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Aubameyang apologizes to fans after Europa League exit

Sun 09 May 2021 | 10:29

Arsenal striker disappointed to let the fans down in the European competition.


saw a forced exit to Europa League after they were held to a 0-0 draw against


on Thursday in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final.

A 2-1 defeat in the first leg match against Villarreal sealed the Gunners’ fate and now, Arsenal striker

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

has apologized to the club's supporters for not being able to meet their expectations and proceed to the final round of the competition.

The 31-year-old wrote on the

club's official matchday programme


"We struggled to find our rhythm in the first half and didn’t give Villarreal enough problems.

"And when we had a chance, the luck wasn’t there for us, when I hit the post with the volley and then the header in the second half.

"I thought we started the second half with more energy and put them under pressure, but we just couldn’t maintain that drive and ultimately, we just didn’t find a way through Villarreal.

"I thought my header was in when it hit the post but it just wasn’t going to happen. Like I said, we are really upset about going out of the competition at this stage, for ourselves, for the club and most of all for you the supporters.

"It’s been such a difficult season for fans and we desperately wanted to give you something positive this season – I’m just so sorry we couldn’t do it for you."

source: SportMob