A late goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned out to be all that Arsrnal needed to defeat Benfica in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Aubameyang bagged a brace to emerge as the Gunners hero of the night as they fought back to win 3-2 over their Portuguese visitors.

Arsenal needed a win at the Emirates to go through, having been held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week.

The Mikel Arteta side deservedly took the lead in the 21st minute with Bukoya Saka assisting Aubameyang, but Benfica drew level before halftime through Cupido Goncalves.

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The visitors took the lead for the first time in the game when Ferreira Silva scored on the hour mark, requiring Arsenal to score two goals if they are to continue in the competition.

More to follow…

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