No Kolasinac, no Lacazette: Arsenal’s probable 4-2-3-1 formation vs Rennes

Rennes vs Arsenal

After two wonderful nights of Champions League football, the Europa League swings back into action on Thursday.

In France, Rennes take on Arsenal in the last-16 first leg.

Rennes are tenth in Ligue 1, while Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League.

Rennes come into the game with two wins, two draws and a defeat in their last five.

Arsenal have three wins, a draw and a defeat in their last five matches.

No Kolasinac, no Lacazette

In the Times on Thursday morning, the respective line ups for the Rennes vs Arsenal game are predicted.

There weren’t too many surprises when it can to guessing the Gunners XI.

One issue of note, however, is at left-back.

The paper believe that Nacho Monreal will start in the full-back slot, while Sead Kolasinac wasn’t named in the XI.

Further forward, Alexandre Lacazette is suspended for the Rennes tie after being sent off against BATE Borisov.

Other points of note include Lucas Torreira starting in midfield.

Torreira is a certain started in France tonight after the South American had a three match ban upheld by the FA following his red card versus Spurs.

The Gunners should have a strong bench in France with the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey and Eddie Nketiah.

Arsenal’s probable 4-2-3-1 formation vs Rennes

Arsenal’s probable 4-2-3-1 formation vs Rennes

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