Arsenal completed a clean sweep of six English sides through to European quarter-finals by overturning a 3-1 first-leg deficit to beat Rennes 3-0 and progress to the Europa League last eight at the Emirates on Thursday. For the Rennes game, Shkodran Mustafi comes into the side in place of the suspended Sokratis, while Petr Cech replaces Bernd Leno in goal, as he has been the regular goalkeeper during cup games for Arsenal this season.
Aubameyang opened and closed the scoring for the hosts, either side of setting up Ainsley Maitland-Niles for his side's second goal, which should not have stood due to an offside infringement.
Unai Emery's men will await their quarterfinal opponent pending the Europa League draw, which will be held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday.
"Playing under pressure is good".
That's because Maitland-Niles' goal should not have stood.
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A weak Ramsey attempt aside, which was aimed right at Koubek with the midfielder slightly off balance, Arsenal struggled to create any further clear-cut openings in a stop-start first half that contained a number of careless challenges.
It's hardly surprising that Emery has maintained the shape that was fruitful against Manchester United as Arsenal require goals tonight against Rennes. At the beginning of the match, we lost too many balls, due to their pressing, we had tension, we were not at home.
"We are going to think the same before every match". Sead Kolasinac was aware of that danger, emphatically blocking the risky Sarr well, prompting one of the loudest cheers of the evening.
It did not matter in the end, though, as Rennes failed to find a way through at the other end.