Arsenal 3-0 Rennes: Unai Emery's side complete their Europa League comeback

Arsenal are through to the quarter-final stage of the Europa League after beating Rennes 3-0 at the Emirates.

Unai Emery’s side gave themselves quite a mountain to climb after losing the first-leg 3-1 in France, but they delivered on their own patch.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the opener after just five minutes, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles striking sooner after to claim his second Arsenal goal.

Aubameyang then struck again in the second-half, tapping in a great cross from Sead Kolasinac to seal progress to the next last eight.

The Gabonese striker then proceeded to celebrate by putting on a Black Panther mask, which he was duly booked for by the referee.


Rennes certainly threatened throughout, but just simply didn’t have the quality at the back to cope with Arsenal’s attacking play.

Emery’s substitutions late in the game – Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – changed the game late on, with the latter playing a key role in the third goal.

All six Premier League teams have progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Champions and Europa League, the first time that has happened since 1971.

Arsenal will discover their quarter-final opponent at tomorrow’s draw in Nyon, with Chelsea, Napoli and Eintracht Frankfurt the teams Emery will be hoping to avoid.

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