Aubameyang explains Black Panther mask

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Rennes 3-0 to reach the Europa League quarter-finals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal beat Rennes 3-0 to reach the Europa League quarter-finals

Trailing 3-1 after the first leg Aubameyang got Arsenal off to the ideal start in the first five minutes, turning home Aaron Ramsey's cross.

Arsenal have been handed a tough tie against Italian high-flyers Napoli following Friday's Europa League quarter-final draw.

The Rennes coach Julien Stéphan claimed that his team had been the victims of an injustice after they were knocked out of the Europa League by Arsenal last night.

Following his second goal, Aubameyang pulled out and put on a mask of Marvel superhero Black Panther, which he has since stated was a dedication to his homeland.

But Arsenal's tempo slipped and a run from Hatem Ben Arfa - an outcast under current Gunners boss Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain - ended with a tame shot at Petr Cech.

Rennes gave Arsenal a real scare shortly after the half-time restart as Ismaila Sarr picked out the post with his shot, which took a touch on its way through, after Shkodran Mustafi was caught on the ball.

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He added: "I think if you are a supporter of Everton you vomit in the morning when you think 'Oh Liverpool , they are great'. And despite the prospect of two titles, Bayern's thoughts are already turning to next season.

As well as pointing out the strength of the domestic league in England, Cech also suggested that the reason for sides like Paris Saint-Germain struggling in Europe could be the lack of competition in their week-to-week action, leaving them struggling to up their game.

What does it mean?

"We are going to think the same before every match". Well, that was until Aubameyang struck in the second half to complete his brace and extended their lead.

The Gunners will face Serie A giants Napoli in the Europa League next.

Aubameyang of Arsenal dons a Black Panther mask as he celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match.

Addressing those faults is among the next issues for Emery to address, but for now he has his team heading in the right direction after stepping into the shoes of an iconic figure - with Wenger having moved on after 22 years at the Arsenal helm.

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