PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has revealed the Black Panther mask celebration after his second goal against Rennes was a tribute to his homeland, Gabon.
The Arsenal star, 29, scored twice in the 3-0 win as his side overturned a two-goal deficit to march into the Europa League quarter-finals.
News Group Newspapers Ltd3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his second goal by pulling on a Black Panther mask – in what he is calling a tribute to his homeland, Gabon
Aubameyang – who has previously donned a Spider Man and Batman mask – had recently teased he was plotting a new mask-themed celebration and didn't disappoint at the Emirates.
After the game, Aubameyang revealed: "I needed the mask who represents me. It’s the black panther in Gabon.
"We call the national team of Gabon the panthers so it represents me."
Aubameyang had planned to unveil the Black Panther celebration against Manchester United on Sunday – only to lose it!
EPA3 Aubameyang once threw on a Batman mask while at Dortmund
Earlier this week, the Gabon star, who also did the 'Wakanda Forever' sign during the celebration, claimed: “I had a special celebration planned but I couldn’t find my mask.
“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.”
After the Rennes win, Auba revealed he had been a bit nervous during the game but was ultimately relieved to make it into the Europa League quarter-finals.
AFP3 Aubameyang also sent fans wild when he pulled out a Spider Man mask on the pitch
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