‘It represents me!’ - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains goal celebration

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Only one side in Europa League knockout history had previously successfully overturned a 3-1 first-leg defeat - Fulham downing Serie A giants Juventus in 2009-10 - but Arsenal moved into the quarters, where they could face London rivals Chelsea.

Aubameyang wasted two glorious chances to complete his hat-trick and finish the tie but Arsenal held on to secure a 3-0 win on the night and book our place in the hat for the quarter final draw with a 4-3 aggregate win. Not sure what else to say.

Rennes bid au revoir to their Europa League hopes after Arsenal eased past Julien Stephan's side 3-0 in the Europa League second leg round of 16 tie at the Emirates on Thursday evening.

First half: Arsenal lead 2-0, thanks to goals from Aubameyang and Maitland-Niles.

Yet within two minutes of the restart, Petr Cech was at full stretch to touch Ismaila Sarr's low 20-yard drive against the post after Shkodran Mustafi carelessly lost the ball.

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Aubameyang also crossed his arms to celebrate the goal in the 76th minute, performing the "Wakanda Forever" gesture that is used as a greeting in the film.

He immediately went behind the goal where he picked up a bag containing a mask of the popular Marvel character Black Panther. But, having got back on level terms quickly, the Gunners took their foot off the pedal and allowed Rennes to establish a foothold in the match.

And that is largely down to the brilliance of Aubameyang - who scored a brace and made an assist to help his side through to the next round.

It's hardly surprising that Emery has maintained the shape that was fruitful against Manchester United as Arsenal require goals tonight against Rennes.

- Maitland-Niles was the 12th Arsenal player to score in the Europa League this season, the most of any side in the competition (excluding own-goals).

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