Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a brace against Benfica as Arsenal did their best to crash out of the Europa League.
It was not, I think we can all safely say, the best night in Europe no matter how much BT Sport tried to spin it as a ‘glory night’.
There was no glory to be found in scraping past Benfica after gifting them all their goals and nearly going out on the away goals rule, despite playing neither of the legs at home.
In the end, a brace of assists from Bukayo Saka helped Aubameyang to a brace of goals that sandwiched Kieran Tierney’s goal, assisted by Willian no less.
After the game, Auba spoke to BT Sport.
“I think everyone is happy tonight,” he said. “Definitely I had this in my head but this is what gives me power every day to take the errors from the past and transform it to strength.”
Speaking to the media at his post-match press conference, Mikel Arteta said about Aubameyang, “I completely trust him because we’re producing the chances and you know when Auba has chances he’s going to score goals.”