Analysis – Four things learned from Arsenal 3-0 Rennes

Arsenal v Stade Rennais - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Shkodran Mustafi after the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Arsenal came back from 3-1 down to beat Rennes 3-0 and progress to the next round of the Europa League.

The Gunners had a job on their hands from the first leg after suffering a surprise and heavy defeat in France a week ago.

They got off to a perfect start when Aaron Ramsey teed up Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to score from close range.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Petr Cech of Arsenal looks on as he warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 09, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Cudicini singles out Arsenal’s Petr Cech

The Gunners experimented goalkeeper will retire at the end of the UEFA Europa League Final.

Aubameyang then turned provider when he latched on to a ball in behind and crossed for Ainsley Maitland Niles to head home.

It was the Gabon international who then sent Arsenal through when he converted Sead Kolasinac’s cross for his second of the evening.

Here’s what we learned from the game


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