After celebrating his second goal in Arsenal's 3-0 win in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night by putting on a special mask, African superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explained the reason for his new celebration.
That meant that Arsenal were ahead on the away goals rule, but the Gabon worldwide ensured that they would not need to rely on that method of victory when he found the back of the net for a second time late on, to put the Londoners through 4-3 on aggregate.
"Playing under pressure is good".
Aubameyang kept Ramsey's pass in play, but the Gabonese striker looked to be stood in an offside position before picking out Maitland-Niles at the back post.
"We are going to think the same before every match".
Unai Emery will not care though and he said after the game that he is "proud" of his players.
Sead Kolasinac produced a fine block in front of goal to keep out Sarr's shot and Ramy Bensebaini gave Arsenal a further scare when volleying the ball against the opposite post to the one Sarr hit, though the offside flag would have denied him anyway.
He was right as Maitland-Niles doubled the score with his first goal at the Emirates to make it 3-3 on aggregate after he emphatically headed home following a cross from Aubameyang - who grabbed an assist to go with his early goal with barely 15 minutes elapsed.
It did not matter in the end, though, as Rennes failed to find a way through at the other end.
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