It is once in a blue moon that Arsenal get given a penalty, but to get one in the 90th minute against Tottenham in the North London Derby is as good as a god-given miracle and a gift that should not have been thrown away.
So who on Earth suggested that Aubameyang takes it? Everyone could see how nervous he was, and I was 90% sure he would miss it. Why? I’ll tell you why. The man himself told us yesterday that he hated playing at Wembley and he never scores there, so no wonder he was nervous as hell! “I hate Wembley I swear,” Aubameyang told Michael Owen on BTSport. “I’m sorry. It’s a great stadium, lovely stadium but I never won there and I never score.
“I score one maybe but it was offside. So yeah I hate to pay there but I have to change this routine.”
He couldn’t get much clearer could he? So why didn’t someone else take it? Ozil was on the pitch, a master penalty-taker. Aaron Ramsey, who loves scoring at Wembley and could have been a hero in his last big derby. Granit Xhaka, who would have blasted the ball into the top corner. In fact I would have chosen ANYONE over a man who admitted that he never scores at Wembley!
I am gutted!