Arsenal's 2-goal Aubameyang explains mask mystery

The Gunners headed into the clash knowing that they had to overturn a 3-1 disadvantage following their shortcomings in France last week.

As Unai Emery's men trailed 2-0 after their first-leg defeat at the Roazhon Park, the London club rose to the occasion when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the fifth minute.

Arsenal made a superb start as we broke the deadlock inside the opening five minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to tap home from close range after an Aaron Ramsey cross.

Aubameyang also crossed his arms to celebrate the goal in the 76th minute, performing the "Wakanda Forever" gesture that is used as a greeting in the film.

Rennes certainly threatened throughout, but just simply didn't have the quality at the back to cope with Arsenal's attacking play.

"But I think we can feel this competition like in the Premier League, to do a good way and create, with our supporters, a big atmosphere and a big feeling together to do this way in the Premier League and also here in the Europa League".

Emery's substitutions late in the game - Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - changed the game late on, with the latter playing a key role in the third goal.

Gabon worldwide Aubameyang opened the scoring in the fifth minute then settled nerves at Emirates Stadium with the Gunners' third goal in the second half.

It did not matter in the end, though, as Rennes failed to find a way through at the other end.



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