Arsenal reached their first European final since 2006 by beating Valencia 4-2 in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final tie at the Mestalla.
The Gunners went through with an aggregate scoreline of 7-3.
Kevin Gameiro scored in the 11th minute following a sweeping Valencia move to give his team the hope.
However, six minutes later, Alexandre Lacazette won an important header to set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the edge of the box. The latter then did well to take his strike early and score the equaliser on the night.
Arsenal took the lead when Lacazette was found by Lucas Torreira on the break. The Frenchman turned past a Valencia centre-back and planted his shot past Neto.
The home side pulled one back through Gameiro in the 58th minute to give his team some hope. However, that was vanished in the 69th minute, when Ainsley-Maitland Niles produced a good low cross for Aubameyang to manufacture a fine finish at the near post.
The Arsenal striker completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute to end this tie on a high for the away side. They will now get ready to pack for Baku two weeks from now.
Here’s how we rated Unai Emery’s men on the night:
Petr Cech - 6
Didn’t have to do too much apart from pick the ball out from the back of the net twice.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 6
A mixed bag performance from the youngster, who was targeted defensively. However, he came back with a great assist for Aubameyang.
Sokratis - 6
The Greek star should have tracked Gameiro for the second Valencia goal. Other than that, a decent performance.
Laurent Koscielny - 7
The captain commanded the back line as much as he could. With him, Arsenal at least defend better.
Nacho Monreal - 6
A steady performance from the Spaniard, who wasn’t troubled for most parts of the game.
Sead Kolasinac - 6
The wing-back was pushed back at most times to defend and he did alright. Got subbed off for Shkodran Mustafi in the 71st minute.
Granit Xhaka - 4
The Switzerland international had a tough night at the Mestalla. He couldn’t offer any control in midfield and didn’t track many dangerous runs.
Lucas Torreira - 6
Struggled at times but broke up play on more than a few occasions. He also assisted Lacazette’s goal. Subbed off for Matteo Guendouzi late on.
Mesut Ozil - 7
The former Germany international was a picture of calm on the ball, which allowed Arsenal to release pressure on the break. He was replaced at the hour mark by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 10
Scored three goals of great significance, and all of them were well-taken goals. Other than that, he was a constant threat to the Valencia defenders.
Alexandre Lacazette - 9
Assisted the equaliser and scored the second Arsenal goal on the night in a fantastic all-around performance from the striker.
(SUB) Henrikh Mkhitaryan - 5
Did very little after coming on at the hour mark.
(SUB) Shkodran Mustafi - 6
Came on for the final 20 minutes to see the game out for the Gunners.
(SUB) Matteo Guendouzi - 4
Came on very late to calm things down in midfield.