Europa League: Arsenal vs Rennes Possible Line-ups, Team News

A high mountain to climb for Arsenal’s Emery and his team when they welcome Ligue 1 side Rennes to the Emirate Stadium on Thursday night in the Europa League round of 16 second leg match.

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Rennes shocked the North London club defeating the Gunners 3-1 last week in the first leg of the encounter.

It was a game the Gunners started on a high note as Alex Iwobi opened the scoring but lost the after Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off.

Rennes scored three goals without reply to take a commanding 3-1 lead to England.

Meanwhile, Emery’s side reacted positively to the disappointing loss in France by defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the English Premier League.

Arsenal team news and possible line-up

To the excitement of many Arsenal fans, Alexandre Lacazette has been cleared to play in the second leg of the Europa League last-16 tie against Rennes on Thursday after Uefa reduced his three-match suspension following an appeal.

Hector Bellerin (knee), Danny Welbeck (ankle) and Rob Holding (knee) remain out of contention, though Stephan Lichtsteiner is available.

Arsenal XI: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Guendouzi, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang

Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two clubs’ only previous meeting in any Uefa competition was the first leg in Rennes this season.