It’s a tale of two English clubs- United won in Paris yesterday, Arsenal lost to Rennes today. Alex Iwobi’s away goal still gives the Gunners hope ahead of the second leg, but the weekend’s clash against Manchester United just became a little more important after this defeat– Unai Emery’s men cannot think that winning the Europa League to qualify for the CL, as United did in 2017, will be straightforward.
Sokratis’ dismissal certainly didn’t help matters for the Gunners, who appeared to lack leadership after his dismissal. It was an off day for Aubameyang, who netted a 3 in L’Equipe’s ratings, as well their midfield, with Xhaka and Ozil bagging ordinary 4/10’s.
Arsenal made Hatem Ben Arfa look very, very good. Check out the French press ratings for thsi game.