Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted he ‘ought to have scored a few objectives’ following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw in opposition to Benfica within the Europa League.
The Gunners captain missed two obtrusive probabilities within the first leg of the last-32 tie. The primary noticed him in some way put Hector Bellerin’s cross large from six yards out large with a lot of the aim gaping.
Whereas the second wasn’t as clear-cut, Aubameyang ought to have accomplished higher as he failed to check Benfica keeper Helton Leite.
The striker latched onto a via ball however hesitated, which allowed Nelson Verissimo to make a restoration sort out earlier than a shot was taken.
However thankfully for Aubameyang his fellow ahead Bukayo Saka spared his blushes as he discovered the web when he received on the top of Cedric Soares’ cross from the left. And Aubameyang was grateful for his teammate bailing him out.
After the match, Aubameyang tweeted: “We deserved higher and I ought to rating couple objectives as we speak however nonetheless one recreation to go we hold going. Effectively accomplished @BukayoSaka87”
Saka’s aim got here moments after the Portuguese outfit took the lead when Pizzi scored a penalty after the ball struck Emile Smith Rowe on the arm.
Pizzi appeared to take inspiration from former Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes, doing the Manchester United star’s signature hop earlier than sticking the ball previous Bernd Leno.
Everton Soares nearly gave Benfica the lead once more when his curling effort soared over the bar however Arsenal had a lot better probabilities to win at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
Saka dragged large after exhibiting nice talent to open up an opportunity for himself, whereas Aubameyang fired simply large from the sting of the field after being put via by the efficient Martin Odegaard.
It’s definitely all to play for forward of the second leg subsequent Thursday.