Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blames tiredness and muscle cramps for his miss as Arsenal crash out to Olympiacos in the Europa League

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 11:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his head in his hands after his late miss for Arsenal (Getty Images)‘But its not an excuse, I have to score this goal, but that can happen.‘I think it was tough because they play very deep, it was hard to find solutions i the final third, as I said it was a tough game, it was tough to find some spaces.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s only hope of securing Champions League qualification is now through the Premier League but Mikel Arteta’s side are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.‘We will try to keep improving in the league,’ said Aubameyang.‘We will try to win as many games as possible, we well see how many chances we have to qualify.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stunned by his late miss for Arsenal (BT Sport)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims tiredness and muscle cramps were a factor behind his late miss as Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League to Olympiacos on Thursday evening.The Gunners had a 1-0 lead on aggregate from the first leg but were forced to go to extra time after Pape Abou Cisse put the Greek side ahead in the 53rd minute at the Emirates Stadium.Aubameyang struck a brilliant overhead kick to make it 1-1 and put Arsenal back in front on aggregate before Youssef El-Arabi struck to restore Olympiacos’ lead with a minute remaining.But Aubameyang was handed a clear-cut chance from seven yards out in the closing stages of the match, however the Arsenal striker lashed his effort wide of goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about his late miss which would have put Arsenal through to the Europa League last-16, Aubameyang replied: ‘Yeah… I don’t even know, I feel very, very bad, yeah that can happen, I don’t know how I missed this chance, I was tired, I had some cramps. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blames tiredness and muscle cramps for his miss as Arsenal crash out to Olympiacos in the Europa Leaguelast_img read more

Lukas Podolski calls Ali Karimi best ever Iranian football player

first_imgTehran: Former Bayern Munich and Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has said that Ali Karimi is the best ever football player in Iran’s history, the Tehran Times daily reported on Monday.”My first year at Bayern, it was a pleasure to play with this legend Ali Karimi. He is the best ever from Iran,” said Lukas Podolski, who played for Bayern Munich from 2006 to 2009, reports Xinhua news agency.Karimi joined Bayern Munich in 2005 as a midfielder and scored three goals in 33 matches for the German giants.He became the third Iranian after Ali Daei and Vahid Hashemian to try his luck with Bayern.Karimi is arguably one of Asia’s greatest players, and is often listed as one of the greatest Iranian players of all time. IANSAlso Read: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers put memorabilia from 2016 IPL on auction to raise fundsAlso Watch: SEBA will declare Results of HSLC-High Madrasa within 30 days from repeal of lockdownlast_img read more