Arsenal 3-0 Rennes (agg 4-3): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notches double as Unai Emery’s comeback kings advance to Europa League quarter-finals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of the break as a resurgent Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-0 victory over Rennes.

Trailing 3-1 from a horror show in their last-16 first-leg tie in France, Unai Emery’s side had plenty to do in the Emirates clash and duly delivered.

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Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Rennes

It took them just five minutes to make the breakthrough with Aubameyang turned the ball home from close range after Aaron Ramsey found him with a precise delivery.

And 10 minutes later they doubled their advantage, drawing level on aggregate as a result.

This time Aubameyang – who looked to be in an offside position – was the provider as he teed up a delicious cross for Ainsley Maitland-Niles who nodded in at the back post.

The comeback was complete after the break, with Aubameyang finishing off a fine team move with a simple tap-in with 18 minutes remaining.

The 29-year-old then squandered to golden opportunities to grab a hat-trick, but it was to be Arsenal’s night nonetheless.

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