Arsenal 3-0 Rennes: Unai Emery's side complete their Europa League comeback

Arsenal's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang right celebrates with a Black Panther mask after scoring his side's third goal

Arsenal pick up a 3-0 win over Rennes in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at the Emirates Stadium to advance through 4-3 on aggregate.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal some early hope with a goal after just four minutes, when Aaron Ramsey was found by Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who in turn found the Gabon global with a cute low cross, who did the rest from a few yards out.

The smoke had barely died down from the red flares the Rennes fans let off in the away end before the home side had pulled the aggregate score back to 2-3 with practically the whole game to play.

For their part, Rennes grew into the match a little more following a sluggish start and tested Petr Cech before half time through a long-range strike from Hatem Ben Arfa.

After scoring Aubameyang donned a Black Panther mask to celebrate, and he explained why afterwards.

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After 15 minutes of the second leg, it seemed as though Arsenal were going to cruise into the quarter-finals.

Rennes made it a disjointed game after the break as they looked to battle their way back into the match but it was Arsenal who got the third goal when Sead Kolasinac found Aubameyang with a superb cross and the striker tapped home for 3-0 in the 72nd minute.

Aubameyang missed two big chances inside a minute to complete his first hat-trick in Arsenal colours, poking wide of the post with just Koubek to beat and then skewing wide of the same post once teed up by Ramsey in front of goal.

- Arsenal ended Rennes' five-game unbeaten run in the Europa League (W4 D1) courtesy of the French side's biggest-ever margin of defeat in the competition.

- Arsenal have overhauled a two-goal deficit from the first leg of a European tie for the first time since the Fairs Cup final against Anderlecht in 1970.

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