Arsenal boss, Unai Emery has praised his team’s ability to cope under pressure after they bounced back from a 3-1 loss in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie with Rennes to win 3-0 on Thursday and progress to the next round on aggregate.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice while Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored once to seal qualification for the London club.
Unai Emery said, “This comeback was very difficult, but I think the reaction was very good from every player,”
“We can be proud of our players today because it was a very difficult week — (Manchester) United on Sunday and today against Rennes.”
“Playing under pressure is good, growing up under pressure — with each player playing like a team and feeling the difficult moments to give us our best performance,”
“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,”
“Today, Inter (Milan) are out, Sevilla are out — a big surprise. And the last teams, they are all very important, and it’s going to be very difficult,”
“We are going to think the same before every match. The next match is the most important for us.”