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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates the opening goal.

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

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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.

AUBAMEYANG'S CELEBRATION

https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1106309662398390273

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.

Emery on the touchline

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.

Topics:
Europa League
Football
Unai Emery
Sead Kolasinac
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal

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