Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said he is “sad” that he will not be able to face his former side Arsenal in the Champions League next season.
Speaking with Sky Sports, the Gabonese showed respect to the Gunners and claimed that it’s “a good thing” that they are back in Europe.
He said: “Yeah [Arsenal were] really close and I think they did a lot of improvement and I’m a bit sad because I wanted to catch them in the Champions League.
“I have a lot of friends over there but I’m wishing them all the best for next season obviously. I think its going to be a good thing to get back to the Europa League as well and hopefully they can win it.”
The Gunners narrowly missed out on a spot in the Champions League, finishing two points behind North London rivals Tottenham.
Mikel Arteta’s men will however play in the Europa League next season.