Arsenal vs Stade Rennes LIVE: Europa League commentary stream, TV channel, team news, line-ups, score prediction.Arsenal have plenty to do tonight as they bid to recover from a Europa League shock against Rennes.The Gunners started brightly with Alex Iwobi’s opener in France last week but things turned sour for the Gunners.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off before Rennes scored three goals without reply to take a commanding 3-1 lead to England.
Arsenal shook off that defeat to beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates on Sunday, and the same result would send them through to the Europa League quarter-finals – but Unai Emery’s men have left little margin for error.
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Arsenal have a 100 per cent record when starting Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Laczette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, winning all five games the four players have featured in from the start.
A good omen for tonight? The Gunners have a 3-1 scoreline to overturn after a nightmare first leg in France.
Starting XI: Koubek; Traore, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Bourigeaud, Andre (c), Grenier, Sarr; Ben Arfa, Niang.
Subs: Badiashile, Zeffane, Doumbia, Lea Siliki, Del Castillo, Hunou, Gelin
Starting XI: Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny (c), Monreal, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Xhaka; Maitland-Niles, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
Subs: Leno, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Iwobi, Suarez, Guendouzi, Nketiah
Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Arsenal vs Rennes in the Europa League.
We will have all your build-up throughout the day as we count down to kick-off.
Arsenal team news and predicted line-up
Alexandre Lacazette has been cleared to play for Arsenal 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.
However, Sokratis is banned, so Emery will need a defensive reshuffle. Laurent Koscielny suffered a cut on his leg against Man Utd, but should be fit.
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
Score prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Rennes
Arsenal were down in the doldrums after being beaten in Rennes last week, but Sunday’s win over Manchester United has revitalised the Gunners.
Emery’s side have struggled away in the Europa League this term, but Iwobi’s away goal could prove crucial as a 2-0 win on the night would take them through.
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
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.