Aubameyang breaks silence after 1-1 draw with Man Utd
Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Video Assistant Referee (VAR) takes the joy out of scoring, after his goal against Manchester United was reviewed on Monday night.
Aubameyang netted in the second half to draw his side level at Old Trafford, having seen Scott McTominay put the hosts in the lead before the break.
The Gabonese latched onto a pass from Bukayo Saka and went on to tuck it chip it over David de Gea, only to see his celebrations cut short as the assistant referee’s flag was raised.
The incident was checked by VAR and replays showed that United centre-back Harry Maguire, standing in front of the linesman, was playing him onside and the goal was counted.
“I was sure that I wasn’t offside. I was surprised that the referee whistled but I just finished as usual.
“I always try to score even if the whistle goes.
“I heard the crowd saying it was offside but then it was a goal, so, I was happy!
“Yes, of course [it takes joy out of the celebration], it’s always a bit… it’s a strange feeling. You cannot celebrate 100 per cent. But it’s okay, I’m happy,” Aubameyang told Sky Sports.