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Aubameyang issues apology to Arsenal fans after nightmare season

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Ahead of Arsenal’s latest Premier League match, Aubameyang has apologized to the club’s supporters for a disappointing season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apologized to the Arsenal fans for ‘such a difficult season’.

A Europa League semi-final defeat to Villarreal has left Arsenal on the brink of being without European football for the first time in 25 years for next season, with the club currently down in 10th-place in the Premier League.

Now Aubameyang, who struck the woodwork twice in the 0-0 second-leg draw with Villarreal on Thursday, has sent a message to the supporters.

“We struggled to find our rhythm in the first half and didn’t give Villarreal enough problems,” he wrote in the club’s official matchday program ahead of the Premier League match with West Brom on Sunday.

“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.”