Arsenal will be doing all they on Thursday night at the Emirates as play host to French side Stade Rennes in the second leg of their round of 16 Europa tie down 3-1 on aggregate from last week.
The North London club recovered brilliant from their loss in France to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side their first Premier League defeat since the Norwegian manager took over as the caretaker manager from Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal are one of the four teams – Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United fighting for last two top four slots in the Premier League.
Should the race for a top finish in the Premier League does not work out, the Gunners have one leg in getting back to the Champions League in Europe via the Europa League route, which chances of even qualifying on Thursday night looks very bleak.
That being said, let’s check out this predictions on how Unai Emery might select his first team to play Rennes so as to keep the Gunners alive in Europe.
Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) vs Rennes (UEFA Europa League Round of 16)
Attacking Players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi
Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Defenders: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Shkodran Mustafi, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Nacho Monreal
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Urgh! Arsenal so far this season, have not really been in their best at home but their last five fixture at home since their FA Cup 4th Round loss to Manchester United has been a win scoring a total 14 goals.
So our predictions would be Arsenal securing 3 goals from this crucial encounter.
Arsenal 3 v Rennes 0
Odds via bet9ja: Arsenal 1.27, Draw 6.00, Rennes 10.25