Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Gabon into the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations with a goal and assist.
The Gunners ace delivered an incredible performance in the 3-0 win over DR Congo on Thursday which secured their qualification.
Gabon went into their clash against the Leopards needing a win to qualify for next year’s tournament after a 2-1 defeat to Gambia saw them drop to second in Group D.
And DR Congo – who went into the match sitting in third spot – could have leapfrogged the Black Panthers with a victory in the penultimate group fixture.
In recent games for Arsenal, Aubameyang’s performances have been lacklustre.
He was wasteful in front of goal against Olympiacos, while being ineffective against West Ham as he was taken off for Gabriel Martinelli.
But he starred on international duty for Gabon as he gloriously set up team-mate Denis Bouanga to make it 2-0 in the 72nd minute.
Aubameyang then sealed the victory four minutes before full-time after lashing home an effort into the far corner.