Rennes vs Arsenal: Europa League score, goals and updates
- Rennes defeated Real Betis to secure their place in the last 16
- Arsenal had to overturn a disappointing first-leg loss to Bate Borisov
- Arsenal have never lost an away game against French opposition
- Ismalia Sarr has been directly involved in five Europa League goals this season
RENNES vs ARSENAL
Arsenal XI: Cech, Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Torreira; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi; Aubameyang.
16:50: These Rennes fans aren’t messing around. This is evidently their World Cup final with thousands of supporters greeting the team bus as it arrived at Roazhon Park.
I saw roughly eight blokes and a pigeon greet the Arsenal coach when it arrived at the Emirates a few weeks ago.
The starting XI
16:48: The line-ups have arrived. Unai Emery makes four changes from the side who drew with Tottenham in the north London derby. Still a very string team from the manager who’s made a habit of winning this tournament.
Arsenal XI: Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal, Xhaka, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang.
Subs: Leno, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Suarez, Nketiah.
Rennes XI: Koubek, Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini, Andre, Grenier, Bourigeaud, Ben Arfa, Sarr, Hunou.
16:45: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Rennes vs Arsenal from Roazhon Park.
Forget the bright lights, glamour and stunning comebacks witnessed in the Champions League this week.
We’re all about the Europa League… It’s where… the… football purists… thrive… right?
OK, nobody believes that but winning the competition will guarantee entry to UEFA’s top table next season.
And Unai Emery’s Arsenal are just seven games away from achieving that. Well worth getting excited about if you ask me!
RENNES vs ARSENAL
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has has added Eddie Nketiah to the 18-man squad which travelled to Tottenham on Sunday.
The 19-year-old replaces Alexandre Lacazette, who is serving the second of a three-match suspension after his red card against Bate Borisov.
Rennes have forward M’Baye Niang and defender Hamari Traore suspended for the visit of Arsenal.
Rennes: Koubek; Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Bourigeaud, Andre, Grenier, Sarr; Ben Arfa, Hunou
Arsenal: Cech; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang