Arsenal have every chance to recoup this Thursday, at the same time recovering from a small shock after the first fight against the Rennes in the Europa League.
Going to France for their first game last week, the Gunners were confident that they could get a decent result as a guest to bring victory to north London, and, by the way, the beginning was quite bright with the participation of novice Alex Iwobi, who scored that single goal.
But perhaps it was a good result for the Gunners, because further a removal of Sokratis Papastathopoulos followed before Rennes scored three goals with any reply, gaining an advantage over English club with a score of 3-1.
Arsenal lost this match, but beat Manchester United with a score of 2-0 at Emirates on Sunday, and the same result would send them to the Europa League quarter-finals, but Unai Emery’s men now have no right to make mistakes.
Alexandre Lacazette remains disqualified, so Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the line of attack. Sokratis joined Lacazette, so Emery will need a rearrangement in defense.
Rennes are strong team, but the 8th position in the standings of the French league speaks for itself. If Arsenal have 11 wins out of the last 13 matches, then Julien Stefan side have 3 losses from the last 5 games on the road.
The latest odds from top bookmakers:
- Arsenal – Rennes
- Europa League 2018-19
- Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
- Date: 14 March, 2019
- Kick-off: 20:00 GMT