Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can’t wait to face his friends in the Europa League quarter-final after Arsenal were drawn against Napoli.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s hero against Rennes, with two goals and a Black Panther goal celebration, couldn’t hide his delight at learning Arsenal would be going up against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

He took to Twitter to make his feelings clear:

https://twitter.com/Aubameyang7/status/1106548917909577728

Speaking after the game against Rennes on Thursday night, Auba explained why he opted for a Black Panther mask.

“I needed a mask which represents me,” he told BT Sport. “It’s the Black Panther and in Africa, in Gabon, we call the national team the Black Panthers of Gabon. It represents me so that’s it.”

Auba’s goals took his tally to 22 goals and six assists in 39 games this season.

In all, he has 32 goals (10 assists) in 53 games since he moved to England just over a year ago.

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