‘It represents me!’ – Aubameyang explains goal celebration
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explained his goal celebration after scoring a brace during Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Rennes on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-1 after the first leg Aubameyang got Arsenal off to the perfect start in the first five minutes, turning home Aaron Ramsey’s cross.
He set up Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the second ten minutes later to put the Gunners ahead on away goals.
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Rennes pushed for an away goal but Aubameyang scored a third late in the second-half to seal Arsenal’s progress.
After scoring Aubameyang donned a Black Panther mask to celebrate, and he explained why afterwards.
"I needed a mask that would represent me," Aubameyang told BT Sport.
"It’s a Black Panther and in Africa, in Gabon we call the national team the panthers of Gabon.
" It represents me."
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s top scorer this season with 22 and they are through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.