Pierre-Emerick Since joining Barcelona from Arsenal in January, Aubameyang has found a new lease on life, but his worst moment in a Blaugrana shirt came in a 2-3 loss to Frankfurt at the Camp Nou.
After Frankfurt upset Barcelona with a penalty and a screamer, Barcelona found themselves 3-1 down on aggregate in the Europa League quarter final.
Aubameyang had a wonderful chance to bring one back, but he shot wide from only a few yards out on his weak left foot.
Aubameyang had the goal at his mercy after Ousmane Dembele crossed the ball with exquisite accuracy, but he fluffed his lines, much to the chagrin of the Barcelona fans in attendance at the Camp Nou.
Aubameyang has been outstanding since his arrival, scoring 10 goals in his first 14 games, including a breathtaking brace in the El Clasico against Real Madrid, but this was a moment he would rather forget.
On the hour mark, Aubameyang was replaced by Adama Traore, denying him the chance to make amends for his error.
In March, after he scored yet another goal, Barcelona manager Xavi congratulated the forward.
“Auba has been a gift from heaven,” Xavi stated after a win against Osasuna.
“He is a positive player, he has come into the dressing room very well, he adapts well to the team, he creates scoring chances, he scores, he presses, he is a privilege to train.”
Aubameyang has been the subject of intense debate amongst Arsenal fans, with some praising Mikel Arteta’s decision to strip him of the captaincy and sell him for free, whilst others believe that losing the 32-year-old has significantly dented their chances of a top-four finish.
The Gabonese striker is loving life in Spain, linking up well with former Borussia Dortmund teammate Ousmane Dembele in Barcelona’s new-look attack, but the Europa League was Barcelona’s only shot at silverware this season, and this miss will not have helped his side’s chances.