Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang mask: talkSPORT host Jason Cundy slams Arsenal star for ‘pathetic’ goal celebration against Rennes

Jason Cundy has told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to ‘grow up’ after he donned a mask to celebrate his brace against Rennes.

The Gabon striker led the Gunners to a 3-0 victory as they overturned a two-goal deficit and advanced to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Black Panther mask cele 4 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang mask: talkSPORT host Jason Cundy slams Arsenal star for ‘pathetic’ goal celebration against Rennes
Aubameyang’s celebration has caused a stir

Following Arsenal’s third goal, Aubameyang celebrated by wearing a mask inspired by the 2018 Hollywood film ‘Black Panther’.

He later claimed it was a celebration of his national identity, with the Gabon national team nicknamed the Panthers, however, talkSPORT host Cundy was left bewildered.

“Maybe I’m out of touch with modern day footballers,” the former Chelsea striker said.

“What would annoy me, if I was an Arsenal fan, is that the game’s not over. Rennes only need another goal to take it to extra time.

“The first thing he does, is goes looking behind the advertising boards for a mask. Behave yourself, grow up.

“This is a serious competition and you’re looking for a mask and sticking a mask on. It looked like something out of Only Fools and Horses.

“What a pathetic thing to do.”

Arsenal were rewarded for their heroics on Thursday night with a tricky quarter-final draw against Napoli.

And should they win, either Villarreal or Valencia await them in the semi-finals.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea enjoy a much simpler route to the final after being drawn against Slavia Prague in the last eight.

A semi-final against Benfica or Frankfurt will be next if the Blues progress.

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