Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he is still unable to explain Arsenal’s dismal performance in losing to Liverpool last weekend and has warned his teammates that a replay is almost certain to do so will result in the Europa League hopes being dashed tonight by Slavia Prague

The reigning champions scored a 3-0 win in the Emirates on Saturday against a wretched Arsenal that only scored two shots on goal without the young Tyros Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe

Manager Mikel Arteta called the display “unacceptable” and a number of pundits stood in line to target the attacking Arsenal players in particular Gary Neville claimed that Arsenal’s forward line was like a “mafia” and uncomfortable

Aubameyang had returned to his best form before the last international break, but made a bleak figure against Liverpool and looked to sea to negate the attacking threat from Trent-Alexander Arnold

The Gunners will try to get their season back on track tonight against dangerous opponents who have defeated Leicester and Rangers in consecutive rounds and Aubameyang knows his team can’t afford to easily take the Czech champions take

“We didn’t play nearly as well as we can against Liverpool on Saturday,” the Gabonese international wrote in his program notes. “We don’t deserve to get anything and it’s really hard to explain because we’re confident were that we can really get a result against them”

“But we did not create enough, did not attack like lately, and we could not cause them any problems”When that happens, a Liverpool quality team will find a way to make you pay and they did in the second half

“But as I said, we have to learn from it and change things quickly, because today’s game in the Europa League is a big goal for us

“There is no doubt how strong Slavia Prague are. They have really built a reputation over the last few years on a team that can beat anyone and if they are in the last eight of the competition they have to be a dangerous team his

“I know Slavia has been very strong this season, both in Europe and in the league So we will certainly play against a team that is very confident that it is up to us for them to feel like a lost team one day!

‘They have a very strong squad, I know there are some really good African players on the team that I know of so we have no excuses – we will be ready for them and we will do whatever we can to make it through to the next round ‘

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