Arsenal relaunched their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 home win despite losing 3-1 away in France in the first leg tie. The Gunners won 4-3 on aggregate to book a place in the quarter-finals as battle looms in the next stage of the Europa League competition.
As Unai Emery’s side progress to the next round courtesy of the 3-0 win at the Emirates, we evaluate the three talking points from the match.
Arsenal Progress to the Next Round
Arsenal 3-0 win ensured Unai Emery’s side will be in the next round (quarterfinal) of the Europa league this season. They lost 3-1 in the first leg to the French side as Alex Iwobi gave Arsenal a first-half lead on the road (0-1).
This raised eyebrows to the clubs dream and European standard as well as to what Unai Emery represents at the London club.
All fear was erased as two first-half goals from Aubameyang and a (powerful header) from youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles proved enough for the Gunners before the former scored to make it 3-0 on the night.
The Gabonese forward was at his scoring best (form) as he continued as he did against archrivals Manchester United in the Premier League last week. This got the impressive star score twice and also setup Maitland-Niles with an inviting cross to make it 2-0from a header.
Overall it was a superb display from the former Dortmund star as his step over leading to the goal may have mesmerized the visitors to a great effect.
The Armenian star was impressive on the night as he displayed his wares and talent on the pitch.
He was chiefly involved in the final third as he linked up well his teammates to set up Arsenal’s third goal.
Aubameyang might have scored easily with a simple tap in but credit goes to Mkhitaryan who engineered the build-up to that goal in exemplary fashion as the Gunners hopes for more positives in the next