[Teams] Rennes vs Arsenal: Confirmed line-ups from Roazhon Park

By on March 7, 2019

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Arsenal will want to put one foot in the next stage with a positive result in the first leg of our Europa League last-16 tie with Rennes this evening

Unai Emery has named a strong line-up with Mesut Ozil being recalled to replace Aaron Ramsey in attack while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Alexandre Lacazette up front with the French international serving the second game of his three-match suspension.

Petr Cech replaces Bernd Leno in goal while Shkodran Mustafi gets another chance at right-back with Hector Bellerin injured and Stephan Lichtsteiner not making the trip to France.

Lucas Torreira lines-up alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield with Nacho Monreal starting ahead of Sead Kolasinac at left-back. Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis, Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all keep their places.

That means the likes of Denis Suarez, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah are named on the bench along with Ramsey and Kolasinac.

These are the confirmed line-ups:

Rennes

Koubek, Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini, André, Grenier, Sarr, Ben Arfa, Bourigeaud, Hunou.

Subs: Badiashile, Doumbia, Johansson, Siliki, Lauriente, Del Castillo, Gelin

Arsenal

Cech; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Torreira; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi; Aubameyang

Subs: Leno, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Suarez, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Nketiah

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