‘It represents me!’ - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains goal celebration

Rex Christensen
March 15, 2019

A 3-1 aggregate deficit after the first leg made things tough for the London club but they were flawless at home with a brace by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and an Ashley Maitland-Niles goal seeing them through on 4-3 aggregate.

"In the domestic league, like here, we have six teams playing to be in the top four".

"It's also because it's one title and I think we can feel the possibility to win one title, doing this way with a hard moment like today and playing also against big teams". Two teams are going out and the Europa League is giving us a big opportunity also to take one way to go to the Champions League.

The ill-tempered feel to the match continued throughout a nervy second half as a number of strong challenges went unpunished.

After scoring Aubameyang donned a Black Panther mask to celebrate, and he explained why afterwards.

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Aubameyang missed two big chances inside a minute to complete his first hat-trick in Arsenal colours, poking wide of the post with just Koubek to beat and then skewing wide of the same post once teed up by Ramsey in front of goal.

"I needed a mask which represents me and that's the Black Panther".

Arsenal got off to a brilliant start thanks to superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored in the fifth minute to put Arsenal in the driver's seat.

Speaking about his attempted celebration against United, he said: 'I had a special celebration planned but I couldn't find my mask. "In Gabon we call the national team the Panthers", he said after the game.

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