Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled off another of his trademark masked celebrations in Thursday’s win over Rennes as he helped the Gunners into the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to a 3-0 victory on the night.
Aubameyang sealed progression and brought about another superhero celebration.
After tapping home from close range 72 minutes in, the Gabonese star ran to the advertising boards and, after a brief look, found the Black Panther mask he’d hidden for the occasion.
“I needed the mask to represent me,” Aubameyang said to BT Sport after his sixth brace of the season in all competitions.
“Black Panther…in Africa and Gabon we are called the Black Panthers so it represents me – that’s it.”
“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.”