Arsenal beat Rennes to book a Europa League quarter-final spot

Arsenal made an incredible comeback beating Rennes at the Emirates to book a quarter-final slot in the Europa League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng two goal inspired the Gunners to a possible tittle this season scoring one in the first half and another one in the second half.

Arsenal came into the game with the goal of winning the game by the highest number of goals and they did that in the 4th minute when Aubamayeng tapped in an Aaron Ramsey cross into the net.

The Gabon striker was at it again setting up youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the second chipping in from the line shortly into the first half.

Arsenal threatened Rennes defense after that making fast and accurate passes throughout the midfield giving the visitors no room to move forward.

In the second half the game appeared slow with Rennes picking up momentum and setting up good passes that threatened Arsenal defense.

Also read: Arsenal go two points clear of Manchester United

Unai Emery made two crucial substitutes bringing in Alex Iwobi and Mkhitaryan in the 70th minute replacing French strike Lacazzette and Mesut Ozil respectively.

Mkhitaryan took two minutes before setting up Aubamayeng for the third goal for Arsenal moving above Rennes on aggregate.

Arsenal and Europa League

Last season Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-final under the rule of Arsene Wenger.

With Unai Emery in charge, the Gunners are optimistic of the tittle as he has won the trophy three times consecutively in his previous club.

Joining arsenal in the quarter-finals was Premier League opponent Chelsea who defeated Dynamo Kiev of Russia by five goals to nil.

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Slavian Mwangecho
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