Former Arsenal star, Jack Wilshere, has admitted he ‘felt sorry’ for captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the Gunners were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.
Arsenal was knocked out from the Europa League by Villarreal on a 2-1 aggregate defeat following a 0-0 draw in the semi-final second-leg encounter at Emirates.
Aubameyang hit the post twice against Villarreal, but Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta replaced the Gabonese striker with Alexandre Lacazette with 10 minutes to go as the North London club pushed for the winning goal.
“I felt a bit sorry for Aubameyang last night because he did not have much service,” WIlshere told talkSPORT.
“He did look the most dangerous when they were in the final third. I am sure he will be frustrated, he looked frustrated when he came off.
“Mikel is the manager and he is the one who is got to make the decisions. I would have put Lacazette on and kept Aubameyang on.
“It was tough to watch. They just needed that one moment in the game, someone to take the game but unfortunately it did not come. It is disappointing for the fans, I am an Arsenal fan now, it will be hard to not see them in Europe next year.”