Arsenal became only the second team since the rebranding of the Europa League to progress after losing the first leg of a knockout tie 3-1.
Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette all feature in a glittering attacking lineup as Arsenal look for some early goals to overturn the 3-1 deficit from the first leg.More news: Google announces Android Q: New features revealed in beta version
An all-English quarter-final against Chelsea is a possibility while Emery's former club Valencia remain an option - as do Napoli, Villarreal, Slavia Prague, Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt. Two teams are going out and the Europa League is giving us a big opportunity also to take one way to go to the Champions League. I said to the players today, I am excited about this competition.
"It is not all like we wanted with the control, but I think as a competitive match, we did very well".
Gabon worldwide Aubameyang is more used to featuring in the Champions League than Europe's second-tier competition, but his early impact with a goal and an assist was decisive for the Gunners.More news: Five dead, 36 injured in foot bridge collapse in Mumbai
And Aubameyang - who has previously celebrated goals with Batman and Spider-Man masks - had a special celebration up his sleeve, wearing Black Panther headgear from the Marvel superhero film.
"I needed the mask to represent me", Aubameyang said to BT Sport after his sixth brace of the season in all competitions.
That's when Aubameyang scored his second goal of the game, ensuring that Arsenal would advance on a lovely passing play that beat Rennais' last defender back and the keeper for an easy tap-in to make it 3-0 Arsenal in the match and 4-3 on aggregate.More news: IBM criticised for collecting social media photos for facial recognition research
"It's a Black Panther and in Africa, in Gabon we call the national team the panthers of Gabon. There's a long way to go but with performances like that, we can compete".