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

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

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

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

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

Arsenal threatened Rennes defense after that making fast andaccurate passes throughout the midfield giving the visitors no room to moveforward.

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 Iwobiand Mkhitaryan in the 70th minute replacing French strike Lacazzetteand Mesut Ozil respectively.

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

Arsenal and Europa League

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

With Unai Emery in charge, the Gunners are optimistic of thetittle 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.

Also read: Chris Smalling shoved by a fan during game against Arsenal

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