Arsenal's masked score-rader that is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Gabonese striker steered the Gunners into Europa’s next round with a brace to overturn a 3-1 first leg defeat against Rennes at the Emirates. How did he celebrate? In his signature style!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought back his masked celebration style over a win against Rennes. (Source: Twitter)
The 29-year-old scored after just five minutes and then again tapped in from six yards to help Arsenal progress. The fans were treated to something special, as Emerick brought back memories from his Dortmund years.
In a tribute to his home of Gabon, the in-form striker put a Black Panther mask and crossed his arms to signal a ‘Wakanda Forever’ sign. A rather trendy choice with the franchise releasing its latest teaser of the final installment of The Avengers movies.
But this has been a continuation of many such masked celebrations by the footballer in his past clubs. Do you remember them? Let’s go down memory lane…
Wrestling mask at Dortmund. (Source: Dream Team FC)
When Pierre put on the wrestler mask in a match against Schalke back in his Dortmund days. Fun Fact, this mask was specially made for the talented lad by Nike. However, it cost the striker a reported $75,000 in fine money. Speak of the footballer high-rolling life.
Spiderman mask at Saint Etienne. (Dream Team FC)
He also sported the webbed superhero, Spiderman over at Saint-Etienne against Rennes.
Spiderman mask at Dortmund. (Source: Dream Team FC)
And with another stellar goal against German giants Bayern Munich.
Batman mask at Dortmund. (Dream Team FC)
And in the most famous of them all, the striker celebrated with assist maestro Marco Reus in 2015 wearing a Batman mask alongside his comrade who wore a Robin mask.
What’s more? The talented man has a little champ back home who copied him. Aubameyang’s son posed in a Black Panther mask too as his wife uploaded this adorable photo.
Aubameyang’s son poses with the Black Panther mask after dad celebrated in the same style. (Source: Instagram)
Are we going to be seeing a lot more of these masked celebrations again? We’re certainly in for a super treat.
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