Europa League Match Preview: Arsenal vs Rennes (Agg 1-3)

Arsenal are 3-1 down from the first leg but all is not lost as they did manage to score an away goal. The Gunners will be high on confidence after beating Manchester United 2-0 last time out.

Rennes have only lost two of their last 13 matches in all competitions, though both of those defeats were away from home.

Rennes are unbeaten in their last five Europa League matches and have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three in the competition.

Arsenal have won five in a row at home and had to come from a losing position in the last round of the Europa League. Can the Gunners do it again on Thursday?

Team News

Arsenal- Alexandre Lacazette’s suspension has been reduced and he is now available to face Rennes on Thursday, having missed the first leg. Sokratis is suspended, however, after being sent off against Rennes last week.

Lucas Torreira is currently in the middle of a domestic ban and has a good chance to start here, with Unai Emery set to shuffle his pack slightly. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Henrikh Mkhitaryan missed the 2-0 win over former club Manchester United at the weekend through injury and remains a doubt here.

Mesut Ozil has surprisingly started Arsenal’s last two matches but could drop down to the bench on Thursday.

Granit Xhaka will serve a one-match ban in the Europa League if he is booked on Thursday.

Rennes- Hamari Traore returns from suspension for Rennes and should regain his spot at right-back from Mehdi Zeffane. Zeffane and centre-back Damien Da Silva are one booking away from a one-match ban in the Europa League.

James Lea Siliki is back from injury but not expected to start at the Emirates. Benjamin Andre is well-rested after missing the weekend’s 3-1 win over Caen through injury.

Match Facts

Rennes have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches (UEFA Europa League).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Rennes’s last 3 games in UEFA Europa League.

Rennes are undefeated in their last 5 UEFA Europa League matches.

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As at the time this post Arsenal has 1.26 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Rennes has 11.72 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 6.93.

Who will win?