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Europa League – Rennes Preview/Early Team News

Europa League, Match Preview, News

Following yesterday’s shock news that Alexandre Lacazette is now eligible to play against Rennes after a successful appeal, Unai Emery revealed that there were no fresh injury problems ahead of tomorrow nights Europa League clash.

Following our frankly excellent win over Man United at the weekend, we have had a good four days to recover ahead of Thursday night, where we need to try and overturn the 3-1 defeat suffered in Northern France last week.

The suspended Sokratis will be missing along with long term absentees Welbz, Holdz and Bellerz but other than that, things are looking up for Emery’s band of merry men.

According to Football.London, Henrikh Mkhitaryan trained with the rest of the squad and could be in line for a return following the win over his former club Man United at the weekend. Mkhitaryan missed the game with a back problem, and a final decision will be made ahead of the game on Thursday.

In other news, Mkhitaryan has been called up by the Armenian national team for their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finland in March.

A clean sheet is a must at The Emirates tomorrow night if we stand any chance of progression, and it won’t be easy without Sokratis, arguably our best defender at the moment, but surely we have enough to stage another comeback and book our place in the next stage of Europe’s Premier Cup Competition.

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