Confirmed teams: Rennes vs Arsenal: Ozil & Aubameyang start

By on March 7, 2019

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Arsenal take on Rennes in the first leg of our Europa League last-16 tie in France this evening.

Mesut Ozil has been recalled to the starting eleven with Aaron Ramsey making way. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts up front as he replaces the Alexandre Lacazette – who serves the second of his three-game ban.

Petr Cech replaces Bernd Leno in goal while Unai Emery has decided to stick with Shkodran Mustafi at right-back meaning Laurent Koscielny continues alongside Sokratis is a back four with Nacho Monreal preferred to Sead Kolasinac on the left.

Lucas Torreira starts with Granit Xhaka in midfield while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi keep their places in attack.

These are the line-ups:


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

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


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

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