Aubameyang scores, Iwobi missing as Arsenal secure crucial win against Valencia

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The Gunners bounced back from a goal down to secure a first-leg advantage over the Oranges in London
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a goal and an assist as Arsenal silenced Valencia 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.

Mouctar Diakhaby handed the Spanish side an early lead at Emirates Stadium but the Gunners levelled matters 14 minutes later through Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman put the Gunners ahead seven minutes later before Aubameyang handed Unai Emery’s men a solid first leg advantage with his late effort.

Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi and Egypt’s Mohamed Elneny were unused substitutes. Arsenal are in a good position to progress to the Europa League final.

The duo would be hoping to play a part when they welcome Brighton and Hove Albion in the club's penultimate Premier League game of the season on Sunday.