Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he is still unable to explain Arsenal’s poor performance in the loss to Liverpool last weekend and has warned his teammates that a repeat will almost certainly see their hopes in the Europa League dashed by Slavia Prague tonight

The reigning champions took a 3-0 victory in the Emirates on Saturday against a miserable Arsenal who, without young tyros Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, registered just two shots on target

Manager Mikel Arteta called the display unacceptable and a series of experts lined up to target Arsenal forwards in particular, with Gary Neville saying Arsenal’s front line looked like a “Mafia “and made him uncomfortable

Aubameyang had returned to something like his best form ahead of the recent international break, but he made an inconsolable figure against Liverpool and watched while at sea trying to help deny the offensive threat from Trent-Alexander Arnold

The Gunners will be looking to get their season back on track tonight against dangerous opponents who have knocked out Leicester and Rangers in successive rounds and Aubameyang knows his side cannot afford to take the Champions League lightly. Czech Republic

“We didn’t play to the level of what we could on Saturday against Liverpool,” the Gabon international wrote in his program notes “We didn’t deserve anything and it’s really hard to explain because we were confident we could really get a result against them

“But we haven’t created enough, we haven’t attacked like we have been lately and we haven’t been able to cause them problems So when that happens a team with the quality Liverpool will find a way to get you to pay, and that’s what she did in the second half

‘But like I said, we have to learn from it and change things quickly, because tonight’s match in the Europa League is a big goal for us

“There is no doubt how strong Slavia Prague is. They are really building the reputation over the last few years of a team that can beat anyone, and whether they are in the bottom eight of the competition, they must be a dangerous team

“I know Slavia have been very strong this season, in Europe and in their league too, so for sure we are going to face a team that is very confident. It’s up to us to make them feel like a losing team for once!

‘They have a very strong squad, I know there are also some very good African players in the squad that I know, so we have no excuses – we will be ready for them and we will give everything for pass next round “

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