Aubameyang admits letting Arsenal down with missed chances in UEL

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he should have done better with his chances in the 1-1 draw with Benfica.

And the Gunners captain has also lavished praise upon team-mate Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal face Benfica in the Europa League round of 32 first leg in Rome last night, earning a 1-1 draw in the process.

But it could have been so much better, had Aubameyang, 31, converted one of his many golden chances.

The most glaring came in the 19th minute, when he somehow side-footed Hector Bellerin’s square ball wide from seven yards.

After the match, he tweeted: “We deserved better and I should score couple goals today but still one game to go we keep going.

“Well done Bukayo Saka.”

Benfica took the lead through Pizzi from the penalty spot, after Emile Smith Rowe was penalised for handball.

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But Saka, 19, made no mistake from Cedric Soares’ square just two minutes later to equalise.

Aubameyang might have given his side the lead in the 63rd minute, only to lash a low, right-footed effort beyond the far post.

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