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Arsenal's Pierre Emerick Aubameyang right celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Europa League round of 16 2nd leg soccer match between Arsenal and Rennes at the Emirates stadium in London Thursday March 1

The Blues cruised past Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate after two legs and are into the quarter-finals of the competition.

Maurizio Sarri said he hopes to meet Napoli in the Europa League final after watching Chelsea storm into the quarterfinals of the competition with a 5-0 rout of Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine. Arsenal, however, face an extremely challenging tie against Napoli.

It is a tough draw for the Gunners, with Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli now second in Serie A - they were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage despite beating Liverpool at home and drawing twice with Paris Saint-Germain.

Giroud, who is yet to start in the Premier League in 2019 after the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, netted a first-half double, before Marcos Alonso slid home a third on the stroke of half-time.

A very favourable tie for the Premier League club, as they take on Czech side Slavia Praha.

Chelsea meanwhile recorded a thumping 8-0 aggregate win over Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev to earn their spot and will play Slavia Prague - who were indebted to a dramatic 119th-minute victor to see off Sevilla in the last 16.

Portugal takes on Germany as Benfica are drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt for the third quarter-final.

The first quarter-final will be played between Napolli and Arsenal.

With Napoli in a comfortable second place in Serie A, Ancelotti looks sure to lead the team back into the Champions League next season.

An all-Spanish pairing sees Villarreal play Valencia, and three-time runner-up Benfica will face Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Arsenal and Chelsea, however, might need a path into the top-tier competition next season by taking the place reserved for the Europa League victor.

The Europa League final will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May and the Chelsea boss should confident of going all the way.

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