Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he does not understand Alexandre Lacazette’s World Cup snub by France.

On Tuesday, L’Equipe claimed that Alexandre Lacazette is ‘deeply disappointed and affected’ by missing out on World Cup selection and only making the reserve list.

Now Auba is also disappointed on his behalf.

Speaking to RMC, the Gabon forward said, “I’m disappointed, I think he showed over the last few months that he was ready to play this World Cup, he fought hard.

“I think it’s a shame, I think there was room for him.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“These are the choices of Deschamps.

“There is disappointment.”

The forward, who was Arsenal’s leading goalscorer despite knee surgery and the fact it was his debut season in a new country, was notified that he would not be in the final 23 when he was back in his hometown of Lyon.

L’Equipe 23 May 2018

This marks the third time in a row Lacazette has been named as a reserve rather than making the full list, furthering rumours that France manager, Didier Deschamps, has a personal issue with the forward.

L’Equipe also write that he is ‘tormented by the disappointment’.

Lacazette scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for Arsenal with his form not really taking off until he returned from a minor knee procedure earlier this year.

He scored five goals and created one in his final six games of the season and could rightly have presumed he had hit form just in time for selection.

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) is substituted for Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK
AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKLacazette, Didier Deschamps, Olivier Giroud

Historically, Deschamps has opted against using Lacazette. Descamps has taken charge of 74 matches for his country since he was appointed manager in 2012. He has selected Lacazette 16 times despite him scoring 37 goals last season, 23 the season before, 31 in 14/15 and 22 in 13/14.

Olivier Giroud, meanwhile, has been selected by Didier Deschamps 61 times.

Last season (17/18), Lacazette, despite suffering a knee problem and playing in a new country at a new club in a new league, averaged a goal or assist every 125 minutes. Giroud every 143.