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


Arsenal have missed out on Champions League football for the last two seasons, and their poor away record remains a big concerns.

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

"And also, it's one title".

It's hardly surprising that Emery has maintained the shape that was fruitful against Manchester United as Arsenal require goals tonight against Rennes.

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

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

Speaking about his attempted celebration against United, he said: 'I had a special celebration planned but I couldn't find my mask. The Gabonese national team's nickname is "Les Panthères" and the federation's badge is literally a black panther.

For their part, Rennes grew into the match a little more following a sluggish start and tested Petr Cech before half time through a long-range strike from Hatem Ben Arfa.

Unai Emery will have Alexandre Lacazette available, after UEFA reduced his three-match ban.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles doubled the lead when the former Borussia Dortmund ace floated in a flawless ball for the Arsenal academy graduate.

"That goal changed a lot of things".

"Then he made a challenge on (Ramy) Bensebaini which was also borderline, but the decision didn't go our way. There's a long way to go but with performances like that, we can compete". "It's a learning curve for a club of our level, we don't have the power of Arsenal".