Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Arsenal fans after penalty miss

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes to social media after his penalty miss in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Tottenham

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Photo: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang / Instagram)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Photo: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang / Instagram)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media to apologise to Arsenal fans after he missed a late penalty in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey had given the Gunners the lead against their bitter local rivals but Harry Kane’s penalty in the second half levelled the game.

Unai Emery’s men had the chance to snatch the points late on when Aubameyang stepped up to take his penalty.

However, his tame effort was saved by Hugo Lloris as the two north London sides ended up having to settle for a draw.

Aubameyang, who was a second-half substitute, was visibly upset at having missed the spot kick, and the Gabon international used his personal Instagram account to send a message to Arsenal fans after the game.

The striker posted the photo below on the app and wrote the caption: “My son was wishing me to score in that game, that was the opportunity.

“I came home and he told me no worries you’ll score in the next one!

“Feel sorry but at the same time I feel proud of what the team did and I’m a team player since day one.

“So let’s go forward and keep the head up. We never say enough thank you for the support.”

Arsenal will now look to return to winning ways when they take on Rennes in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday night.

The north London side are aiming to try and finish in the top four this season after they ended up sixth and without a trophy under Arsene Wenger last term.

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