Arsenal Players With Face Masks
Arsenal players with face masks? Would you like to see all the Arsenal players who put on masks? Arsenal players with masks?
Usually, players are given a protective mask when they undergo a facial injury. For example, a broken nose needs to be protected at all costs so both Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea (formerly and present) are seen wearing blacked out gear to cover their faces. It is only to prevent further injury.
Arsenal Players With Masks 2019
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put on the famous Black Panther mask during his celebration in a Europa League match. The Gabon international scored a brace in the second leg of the round of 16 tie against Stade Rennais to help his side progress to the next round of the competition.
After tapping home from close range on the 72nd minute of the match, Aubameyang ran to the advertising boards behind the goal to look for his Black Panther mask. It seemed like the striker had hidden it at a secret spot just for the occasion.
Grabbing his sixth brace of the season, Aubameyang told BT Sport, “I needed the mask to represent me. Black Panther…in Africa and Gabon we are called the Black Panthers so it represents me – that’s it.”
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Arsenal Players Celebrating With Masks
We all know how much Aubameyang likes superhero movies. Fans have seen him put on one mask or the other back since his Borussia Dortmund days.
He had famously put on a Batman mask after scoring for the Bundesliga outfit in 2015 against Schalke. Marco Reus used to be his partner in crime not just on the offensive end, linking up for brilliant goals but also during these sorts of celebrations. He took on the role of Robin once to go with the theme.
After Aubameyang’s goal against Bayern Munich in a Supercup clash in 2014, the forward chose to whip out a Spiderman mask in front of the home fans. He eventually did find himself in hot water for displaying a Nike promotional mask in front of the public.
Unfortunately, we do not have the picture of him using the Spiderman mask back when he was with Saint-Etienne in 2012.
When interviewed regarding his flashy celebrations, Aubameyang told the Arsenal official website, “The very first time I put a mask on, it was Spiderman when I was at Saint-Etienne. It was a tribute to a goalkeeper at the club, Jeremie Janot.
“When I was younger he came out on to the pitch in the full Spiderman suit and played in goal. It was crazy!
“On his birthday, I put the mask on to celebrate that. The second time, it was my son’s birthday, when I was playing for Dortmund. I did Batman and Robin with Marco Reus against Schalke in the derby.
“There are others [for fans to see], for sure. Don’t worry about that! Of course, after a few goals, I’ll share some nice celebrations with the fans.”
Petr Cech With Face Mask And Headgear
Petr Cech has worn a protective headguard since a collision with Stephen Hunt in 2006. He underwent serious trauma to his head which left him with a depressed skull fracture, forcing him to wear the cushioned guard over his head for the rest of his career.
The Czech Republic has not only come to be known as one of the best goalkeepers in the world but is also recognized widely because of the headguard. However, he too had to wear a protective guard on his face on the top of his usual kit.
Cech broke his nose through yet another collision against Blackburn Rovers in the 2011/12 season. He clashed with both Yakubu and his own team-mate Ashley Cole to pick up the facial injury.
However, being the professional that he is, Cech stayed on for the rest of the match to see Chelsea through to a 1-0 win at Ewood Park.
He then wore for succeeding games including the one against Liverpool.
If you are unaware of how Cech picked up his head injury in the first place, take a look at the video below. Proceed with caution since the images might be disturbing for some.
Petr Cech video accident and injury – This is why Petr Cech wears headgear!
Francis Coquelin sported the white mask in the 2014/15 season during a Premier League game against Crystal Palace in March. The Frenchman was an Arsenal academy product who was sold off to Valencia in the summer of 2017.
Fans With Masks
Here is a great one with Diego Maradona’s face.
More Fans With Masks
This one was taken during the 2018 FIFA World Cup when England progressed to the semi-finals of the competition under Gareth Southgate.
Another shot of the Portugal fans during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, held at Russia.