French side Stade Rennais entertains English heavyweights Arsenal clash in the round of 16 UEFA Europa League both sides keen to bag the crucial European first leg victory in what is expected to be an entertaining football encounter.
Rennes will be counting on their ever vibrant home supporters to eg the job done and down the visiting Arsenal side who come guns blazing in what is expected to be an all attack encounter.
The home side heads into buoyed by their 2-0 win Orleans and will be hoping for more of the same against a lethal Arsenal side who come guns blazing in the upcoming Europan contest.
The hosts head into the match in lethal form having won two, lost one drawn one of their last five matches between the two sides to lie and their manager will be keen to see his charges produce more consistent results and grab the crucial win.
Domestically Rennes have been inconsistent form but have sparkled in the European tournament.
Arsenal travels to Rennes hoping to bag the crucial first-leg advantage as they chase European silverware in what proves to be a tricky trip.
Arsenal heads into the match hoping to put behind their disappointing 1-1 away draw to Tottenham and bag the morale-boosting win on the road against a formidable Rennes side.
Unai Emery charges head into the match in fine form having won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches and the Spanish tactician will be keen to see his charges return back to winning ways.
The Gunners have registered mixed results both domestically and in Europe this season
Head to Head
The two sides will be meeting for the first time in a competitive match