PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG misses playing Champions League football following his move to Arsenal.
Aubameyang joined Arsenal in a £56m switch from Borussia Dortmund back in January 2018.
He has produced an impressive return in his short time at the club, scoring 30 goals in 52 games for the club so far.
The Gabon international has been forced to ply his trade in the Europa League, nevertheless, as the Gunners have finished fifth and sixth in their last two Premier League campaigns.
They have a strong chance of finishing in the top four this season, however, with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday moving them two points clear of the Red Devils in fourth.
“Of course, we miss being there. When you see it on the TV and you hear the music it is something special”
And Aubameyang insists securing Champions League football is essential this season.
“We have to get into the Champions League for this to be a successful season,” he said.
“That’s the goal since the beginning of the season.
“Of course, we miss being there. When you see it on the TV and you hear the music it is something special.
“So yeah, we have to carry on and win games to be in the top four.”
Aubameyang was on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s win over United on Sunday.
After Granit Xhaka had given them the lead in the 12th minute, the forward sealed three points for Unai Emery’s men from the spot when Fred was deemed to have brought down Alexandre Lacazette inside the box.
Aubameyang claims the Gunners are confident of reaching the top four, while lauding the spirit of the team.
“The spirit of the team was good,” he said.
“We have everything in our hands and we know it will be tough to finish in the top four, but we are confident.
“It was important to win this game today and we have chances.
“We have a good spirit and we are hungry – we want to come back into the Champions League.”