Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had conceded Arsenal ‘did not need to get something’ from their sport with Liverpool final weekend and that it is as much as them to bounce again with an excellent efficiency towards Slavia Prague within the Europa League.
Mikel Arteta’s aspect have been soundly overwhelmed by the Reds on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with a Diogo Jota brace and Mohamed Salah strike securing a cushty 3-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s faltering champions.
Aubameyang was singled out for criticism following an underwhelming efficiency, however the Gunners captain has moved to clarify the staff’s efficiency as a complete was merely lower than normal and that they have been punished by the higher aspect on the night.
“We didn’t carry out anyplace close to how we will on Saturday towards Liverpool,” Aubameyang wrote in his programme notes previous to Arsenal’s conflict with Slavia. “We didn’t need to get something and actually it’s tough to clarify as a result of we have been assured going into it, that we may actually get a end result towards them.
“However we didn’t create sufficient, didn’t assault like we now have been these days and we couldn’t trigger them issues. So when that occurs, a staff with the standard of Liverpool will discover a option to make you pay, and that’s what they did within the second half.
Regardless of being comprehensively overwhelmed by final season’s Premier League champions, Aubameyang has insisted each he and his teammates cannot afford to really feel sorry for themselves and must bounce again rapidly.
The Gunners face Slavia Prague within the Europa League on Thursday night time – a contest which now represents Arsenal’s solely sensible likelihood of securing Champions League soccer subsequent season – and
Aubameyang needs to see a response from his teammates.
“We’ve to study from that and switch issues round quick as a result of tonight’s sport within the Europa League is an enormous goal for us,” he added.
“There’s little doubt how robust Slavia Prague are. They’re actually constructing a repute in the previous couple of years of a staff that may go and beat anybody, and if they’re within the final eight of the competitors then they should be a harmful aspect.
“I do know Slavia have been very robust this season, in Europe and of their league too, so for certain we’re going to be going through a staff that may be very excessive on confidence. It’s as much as us to make them really feel like a dropping staff for as soon as!
“They’ve a really robust squad, I do know there are some actually good African gamers within the staff as nicely that I find out about, so we now have no excuses – we might be prepared for them and we’ll give every little thing to get by to the following spherical.”