English Premier League giants Arsenal clashes with Stade Rennais in the 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa last of 16 stages both sides keen to storm the quarterfinals of the second tier elite European competition.
Arsenal will be counting on their ever vibrant Emirate home support to get the job done and sink the visiting Rennes side and reverse the 3-1 first leg deficit they suffered in the hands of the host as they continue a hunt for their first European trophy.
The Gunners head into the match in high spirits after dismissing bitter rivals Manchester United 2-0 in the English Premier League to climb to a Champions League spot and they will be hoping for more of the same against the French side.
Unai charges head into the match in decent form having won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches and the Spanish tactician will be hoping his charges produce more consistent results to reverse their first-leg deficit against the French side.
Rennais travels to London hoping to stage an upset and down an upbeat Arsenal side and book a place in the last 8 of the Europa League competition in what will prove to be an uphill task.
Rennais head into the match buoyed their recent 3-1 win over Caen in the French top division and they will be hoping for more of the same against the English heavyweights in a hostile environment.
The visitors head into the second leg boosting a crucial first leg 3-1 advantage and they will be hoping to cushion their lead with fantastic second leg performance and book the unlikely last 8 spot in the competition.
The away side are currently in fine form winning all their last five matches save for one draw and more of the same will be their top priority.
Head to Head
Rennais won the only competitive match between the two sides