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It’s another huge task tomorrow from Gunners as Arsenal will face Stade Rennes in Europa League Round of 16-second leg fixture. After the disappointing result from the first leg in which Arsenal lost 3-1 in France, the Gunners need to step up and make a huge comeback if they want to progress into the quarter-final. Arsenal will need 2 goals without concede if they want to progress into the next round. It won’t be an easy one but anything can happen in the world of football.


  • Alexandre Lacazette is available for Arsenal after his ban was reduced on appeal.

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos, though, is suspended after being sent off in France last week.

The visitors could field the same starting line-up again. Rennes will surely be brimming with belief, having scored three times in five of their last eight matches in all competitions.


The Gunners’ impressive record on their own patch could prove pivotal on this occasion as Arsenal will need to score at least two goals if they are to progress to the quarter-finals.

Emery’s men have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight home wins.


Arsenal is bet365’s 3/10 (1.30) favorites to win this one whilst Rennes are available at 10/1 (11.0) to seal a place in the last eight with a famous win. The odds compilers offer 5/1 (6.0) that Thursday’s tussle ends in stalemate.

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