Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired an Arsenal comeback as they overturned a two-goal deficit from the first leg and reached the Europa League quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate win over French club, Rennes.

 

The striker put the Gunners ahead within four minutes, firing in Aaron Ramsey’s cut-back, before setting up Ainsley Maitland-Niles before half-time at Emirates Stadium.

 

He then poked in Sead Kolasinac’s low cross after the break to make it 3-0.

 

Arsenal will be in the draw for the quarter-finals today as they join fellow English side, Chelsea in the last eight after they thrashed Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate.

 

It is the second successive season Arsenal have made it through to the last eight.

 

The Gunners were knocked out in the semi-finals last year following a 2-1 aggregate defeat by Atletico Madrid.

 

Arsenal next travel to Newcastle in the English Premier League next month following the international break.

 

However, they have organised a friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC next week, as part of a training camp in Dubai.

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