Arsenal held talks with Rennes over Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr

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Following their 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, success in the Europa League appeared a little less urgent, and victory here marks a return to form under Emery.

Ismaila Sarr featured for Rennes's 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League a couple of weeks ago and reports have it that the Gunners made contact with the player immediately after that game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of an Ainsley Maitland-Niles goal as the North London side joined local rivals Chelsea in the quarterfinals of Europe's second-tier club competition. This comeback was very hard but I think our reaction is very good.

Arsenal have overcome Manchester United and Rennes in quick succession, and the striker has been a key man in both matches. Playing under pressure and growing up under pressure, each player, as a team, they feel hard moments to give us our best performance.

Aubameyang missed two big chances inside a minute to complete his first hat-trick in Arsenal colours, poking wide of the post with just Koubek to beat and then skewing wide of the same post once teed up by Ramsey in front of goal.

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"I think today we played very consistently over 90 minutes, being competitive without the ball and very serious defensively".

He also took note of surprising results elsewhere.

"It was very clearly an injustice, it was a manifest error", Stéphan said.

For his side, the focus must always be simple.

The ill-tempered feel to the match continued throughout a nervy second half as a number of strong challenges went unpunished. "The next match is the most important for us", Emery said.

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