The Unai Emery revolution gathered momentum this week with Arsenal following up their defeat of Manchester United with a thrilling Europa League comeback against Rennes.The Gunners are back in the top four as the season enters its final straight and now face a crunch quarter-final tie with Napoli in Europe.Positivity is returning to the Emirates Stadium and Emery is now reaping the rewards of a season in which faith has been placed in youngsters.Here Sportsmail take a look at the leading lights of Arsenal's next generation...  Ainsley Maitland-NilesUntil Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stole the headlines with his marvel-lous second goal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles looked like being Arsenal's hero on Thursday night.  MAITLAND-NILES Age: 21Position: Midfield/ Wing-back2018-19Apps: 19Goals: 2It was the 21-year-old's firm back-post header that met Aubameyang's cross and put Arsenal ahead on away goals against Rennes.It capped a ferocious start from Arsenal and a superb display from Maitland-Niles, who has slowly but surely eased his way into become a regular fixture at the Emirates.The England Under 21 international has been at the club since 2003 and made his debut in a Champions League match in 2014. He has been groomed for the first-team from a young age. A midfielder by trade he has found his route into the first-team as an auxiliary right-back, but much like his contemporary Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool, it could become his permanent home. Matteo Guendouzi  It's hard to miss Matteo Guendouzi when he's on the pitch, but not just for his Sideshow Bob haircut.  GUENDOUZI Age: 19Position: Midfield2018-19Apps: 34Goals: 1 The 19-year-old has been a breakout star after he was plucked from Lorient in the summer.He has featured more times than anyone anticipated this season, 34 times in total, and he has rarely disappointed.His tenacity, mobility and positional sense mark him out as a midfield star of the present, not just the future, and his wiry 6ft 1in frame makes him an uncompromising opponent.But it is his ability to thread a through ball and spread the ball to all quarters that has had Gooners purring this season. There is plenty more to come. Emile Smith RoweThere is a great deal of hype around Emile Smith Rowe, an 18-year-old from Croydon  who has been at Arsenal since 2010 and is currently on loan at RB Leipzig.  SMITH ROWE Age: 18Position: Midfield2018-19Apps: 6Goals: 3 A regular at England youth level, his progress has been stalled since moving to Germany due to a groin injury but the early signs remain encouraging.All six of his appearances have come in the Europa League or Carabao Cup and he has netted three times.Smith Rowe operates as a midfielder with an attacking mindset. He likes to play on the turn and drive into space. Standing at 6ft tall he can certainly put himself about.He has a big future in north London. Eddie NketiahSome Arsenal fans may be surprised that Eddie Nketiah has received so few first-team opportunities.  NKETIAH Age: 1 


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