Unai Emery hails Arsenal for 'growing up under pressure' after Europa win

Unai Emery hails Arsenal for 'growing up under pressure' after Europa win

Unai Emery hails Arsenal for 'growing up under pressure' after Europa win

The Spaniard won the Europa League for three years running as Sevilla coach and is the most successful coach in the competition's history.

"I said to the players today, I'm excited (about) this competition, but it's exciting not only for the possibility to go to the Champions League, but also because it's one title", he said.

Arsenal head into the global break having booked a place in the Europa League quarter-finals and are now 4th in the Premier League table.

Aubameyang opened the scoring five minutes in when poking home an Aaron Ramsey cross, coming after some good link-up play between the Welshman and Maitland-Niles down the right.

Arsenal makes two changes from the side that beat Manchester United at the weekend as the Gunners host Rennes in the Europa League.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles doubled Arsenal's lead in the first half and put the Premier League side in a comfortable position.

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Arsenal have missed out on Champions League football for the last two seasons, and their poor away record remains a big concerns. "And the last teams, they are all very important, and it's going to be very hard", Emery said.

This incentive should be at the forefront of Arsenal and Chelsea managers Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri's minds as the top-four race bottlenecks with eight games left of the season by Sunday night.

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has explained the motive behind his unique Black Panther mask celebration he pulled off against Rennes.

The club's Twitter handle titled a photo of mask-wearing Aubameyang and team mate Sead Kolasinac "WAKANDA FOREVER" - in reference to the refrain used by people in Wakanda, the imaginary country where the marvel film Black Panther was staged. "Black Panther.in Africa and Gabon we are called the Black Panthers so it represents me - that's it".

But Aubameyang's blushes were spared as Arsenal held out to continue the Premier League's resurgence and leave France without a single representative in the quarter-finals of either European competition.

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