North London giants Arsenal are proving to be the comeback kings in the Europa League this season after the Gunners saw off French opponents Rennes in their last 16 tie.
The North Londoners had trailed 3-1 from the first leg in France but they were able to overturn the deficit in their second leg clash played at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
Arsenal had to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Belarusian side BATE Borisov in the last round.
A 3-0 win in the second leg was enough to give Arsenal a 3-1 aggregate victory over BATE in their last 32 tie.
Arsenal needed to beat Rennes 2-0 at the minimum to secure a quarterfinal spot having lost the first leg 3-1.
Unai Emery and his players were in control of the first leg with an early goal from Alex Iwobi until Sokratis Papasthathopoulos was sent off for two yellow cards.
Arsenal went on to concede three goals after the red card.
They made a similar start through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 5th minute before Ainsley Maitland-Niles added the much needed goal within 15 minutes.
Aubameyang sealed the Gunners’ place in the last eight with his brace on 73 minutes.
Arsenal had to hold off nerves in the final minutes of the game to qualify for the next stage.