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."
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.