Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has explained why he chose a Black Panther mask in celebration of Arsenal’s win over Rennes in the Europa League.
The game which ended 3-0 saw Aubameyang pull one of his trademark goal celebration by putting on a Black Panther mask. He scored tow goals on the night to see the London side through to the next round of the competition.
Last week, the striker was asked why he didn’t pull off the trademark celebration when he scored against Manchester United:
“I had a special celebration planned but I couldn’t find my mask,” he explained following Sunday’s contest.
“I asked a member of the staff to put it in the back of the net but when I scored the penalty I couldn’t find it.
“But no worries. Maybe next time.”
Next time came on Thursday.
“I needed the mask to represent me,” Aubameyang said to BT Sport.
“Black Panther…in Africa and Gabon we are called the Black Panthers so it represents me – that’s it.”