Aubameyang’s hat-trick sends Arsenal to Europa League final after thrashing Valencia

Arsenal have progressed to the Europa League final after a 2-4 win over Valencia at the Mestalla.

A hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a goal from Alexandre Lacazette made the difference for Unai Emery’s side, despite a brace from Valencia’s Kevin Gameiro.

The Gunners had a 3-1 lead from the first leg, and made the worst possible start conceding after 11 minutes.

But Aubameyang responded with a superb finish outside the box six minutes later to give Arsenal the crucial away goal.

Lacazette curled past Neto early in the second half to give the Gunners a cushion, and despite Gameiro’s second, Arsenal did not wilt and Aubameyang added two more to seal the win.

The north London side held on to seal a 7-3 aggregate victory, and will face Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final on Wednesday 29 May in the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

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