Arsenal's 2-goal Aubameyang explains mask mystery

Arsenal's 2-goal Aubameyang explains mask mystery

Gabon worldwide Aubameyang opened the scoring in the fifth minute then settled nerves at Emirates Stadium with the Gunners' third goal in the second half.

Arsenal pick up a 3-0 win over Rennes in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at the Emirates Stadium to advance through 4-3 on aggregate. Although they have no more top-six teams to face in the Premier League this season, they play more away than home fixtures.

It's hardly surprising that Emery has maintained the shape that was fruitful against Manchester United as Arsenal require goals tonight against Rennes.

He played the full 90 minutes of all three of Senegal's group matches in Russian Federation, with the African nation only eliminated because they'd accumulated more yellow cards than Japan.

"I said to the players today, I'm excited (about) this competition, but it's exciting not only for the possibility to go to the Champions League, but also because it's one title", he said.

"We are going to think the same before every match".

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And Aubameyang - who has previously celebrated goals with Batman and Spider-Man masks - had a special celebration up his sleeve, wearing Black Panther headgear from the Marvel superhero film.

"I needed a mask which represents me", he told BT Sport.

The goals helped Arsenal battle back from a 3-1 first-leg deficit.

While Sokratis was forced to sit out the second leg, Arsenal were able to call on Alexandre Lacazette after his three-match ban for a red card in the previous round was reduced to two games on appeal and, having already served both of those games, so took his place in the side.

Rennes pushed for an away goal but Aubameyang scored a third late in the second-half to seal Arsenal's progress.

"It was very clearly an injustice, it was a manifest error", Stéphan said.

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