Twitter reacts to Aubameyang’s Black Panther goal celebration in Europa League
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently on cloud nine following his virtuoso performance against Stade Rennes in Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Gabonese international completely stole the show as the Gunners sealed qualification with a 3-0 home win.
After losing the first-leg 3-1 in France, the task was pretty much simple for the Gunners: score not less than two unanswered goals at home. And it took just five minutes for the North London outfit to make their mark.
Aubameyang opened the scoring after being teed up by Aaron Ramsey. The former Borussia Dortmund striker showed great composure to put Arsenal in the lead. The Gunners doubled their lead 10 minutes later, this time Maitland-Niles getting on the scoresheet.
Surprisingly, Aubameyang went from scorer to provider, as he set up the youngster to make it 2-0 to Arsenal. Albeit there were no more goals in the first half, the second half produced more excitement.
Stade Rennes threatened the Arsenal defense a couple of times but were struck by a hammer blow after Aubameyang scored his second goal of the night with 18 minutes to go. That goal effectively ended the tie, as Arsenal advanced to the quarter-final of the Europa League with a 4-3 aggregate win.
Despite sealing qualification with a five-star performance, Aubameyang’s goal celebration is what has grabbed the attention of most football fans. The Gabonese striker, after netting Arsenal’s third goal, pulled out a Black Panther mask to celebrate. He went on to demonstrate the ‘Wakanda” sign, a tribute to the epic, award-winning movie.
This is not the first, though, that the striker has done such a celebration after scoring. During his Dortmund days, he often wore Spiderman and Batman masks to celebrate his goals.
For now, let us see how the fans on Twitter are reacting to Aubameyang's latest Black Panther goal celebration in the Europa League: