ARS vs REN Dream11 Team | Arsenal vs Rennes Europa League Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News
Arsenal have a big night in Europe against a team they must have thought of innocuous and one they could easily defeat. However, their plans were in hot water very quickly after a red card derailed them and the match ended in a shocking 3-1 defeat. Arsenal are still expected to find a way to overturn their defeat at home and they certainly have the quality. However, it won’t be easy by any stretch and the Gunners will need to execute a very well planned match.
Having cruised through group stages, Arsenal have stuttered in the knockout stages. The Gunners lost the first let against BATE in the round fo 32 to eventually win the time at home. They would like to repeat the same this time around, however, they might be in greater trouble this time. The away team will come with a 2 goal lead and if they score at the Emirates, anything is possible.
Rennes, their rivals, must be over the moon with their unexpected victory in the first leg. The French team was trailing by a goal when Sokratis was shown a red card and the balance of the game shifted towards the hosts. Rennes scored a goal shortly after Sokratis’ dismissal and then exploited the space to finish the match with a 3-1 win. As for Rennes, they cannot afford to be overly confident and they must respect the quality of Arsenal to have a good chance of qualifying.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have some good news after Lacazette was cleared to play in the upcoming match and the Gunners could use his attacking quality. The Fench striker was serving a 3 match ban after elbowing an opponent against BATE in the first leg. Arsenal appealed against the ban and the UEFA has decided to cut short his ban to two games.
Recent Form – Arsenal – W W D L W | Rennes – W D W W W
Match Details: Competition – UEFA Europa League, Round of 16, 2nd Leg | Venue – Emirates Stadium, London | Date & Time – 15th March, 01:30 AM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Arsenal – Cech; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Torreira; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Lacazette; Aubameyang
Rennes – Koubek; Traore, Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Sarr, Andre, Grenier, Bourigeaud; Ben Arfa, Hunou
Fantasy picks from Arsenal
1. Alexandre Lacazette
The French striker has a great scoring record at home and he is expected to deliver for his team.
2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Armenian recently won the player of the month award at Arsenal and is in great form.
Fantasy picks from Rennes
1. Ben Arfa
The former player under Emery relished he challenge of getting one over his coach at PSG. He will be again their main danger man.
2. I Sarr
The talented winger caused all sorts of problems to Arsenal in the first leg and even scored a goal.
Prediction – Arsenal have the quality to overturn the defeat. We predict a 4-1 victory for the Gunners who should go through.