Aubameyang: 'I needed a mask to represent me'
- The Gabonese admits he missed a couple of sitters towards the end of the game.
- The 29-year-old believes everybody at the club can be proud of our youth.
- The striker wore a Black Panther mask due to personal issues.
In his post-match interview, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared his thoughts on the game. First of all, he acknowledged that he missed a number of chances that could've been crucial had Rennes scored a goal.
"I missed two chances to close the game, but okay. Everyone is happy that we are through."
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The Gabonese also hopes fans are proud of the Gunners' youth products like Ainsley Maitland-Niles and others as they can step up into the first team and do a good job.
"Arsenal have to be proud to have young players like Ainsley. We are all happy."
Moreover, the striker explained why he decided to wear a Black Panther mask this time around, as previously he was known for his Batman and Spiderman masks.
"I needed a mask to represent me, so I chose the Black Panther, because in Gabon we call the national team the Panthers."
Aubameyang scored twice and assisted the third goal for Maitland-Niles as Arsenal won 3-0 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.