Unai Emery "excited" by prospect of winning Europa League with Arsenal

The playmaker of Turkish origin has won back the trust of Unai Emery after struggling for playing time in 2019.

Here are the player ratings from the 3-0 victory.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Aubameyang netted the opening goal of the match just five minutes after hostilities commenced, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles increasing Arsenal lead in the 15th minute after scoring Arsenal second goal.

They will now meet Napoli in the quarter-finals as Emery targets Europa League success and a return to the Champions League in his maiden season as Arsenal head coach.

'My dream goes on, ' said Cech after Arsenal recovered from 3-1 down after the first leg to beat Rennes, another of his former clubs, 3-0 at the Emirates and move into the last eight. "The offside was very clear, you don't need VAR to see it".

"We are going to think the same before every match".

The win for Arsenal confirmed that six English teams will compete in the quarter-finals across the Europa League and Champions League.

"We can be proud of our players today because it was a very hard week - (Manchester) United on Sunday and today against Rennes".

Arsenal join Chelsea in the latter stages of the Europa League, while Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

They eventually lost 3-1, meaning Arsenal had an uphill task on their hands during Thursday's second leg at the Emirates stadium.

Emery's side have received arguably the toughest Europa League draw, where they will face current Serie A runners-up Napoli, but Wright has suggested that his former club should be more excited than perturbed by the draw.

"And second, it means that Naples are in the final and I am happy". Playing under pressure and growing up under pressure, each player, as a team, they feel hard moments to give us our best performance.

  • Steve Townsend