Unai Emery: Our fans can help us


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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has urged the fans to create a “big atmosphere” at the Emirates as his side host Rennes in the Europa League.

The Gunners lost the first leg of their last-16 tie 3-1 and they have their work cut out this week. Arsenal produced a disappointing performance in France last week and they lost Sokratis after his first-half red card.

Striker Alexandre Lacazette is still suspended after his red card in the defeat to BATE Borisov but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ready to lead the line.

Arsenal warmed up for the game by beating Manchester United on Sunday and Emery insists the club’s fans are needed to make it an uncomfortable night for Rennes.

He told Sky Sports: “We need to be together and create a big atmosphere at the Emirates with our supporters to help us to do the best performance possible.

“We need to play with high emotion with our supporters but we need to take clever decisions on the pitch with our mind.

“These are both important issues tomorrow that we need to control in 90 minutes and maybe more. We need a big atmosphere tomorrow to create a very emotional moment in the 90 minutes with our supporters.

“We need to be clever in the 90 minutes with fresh minds and very calm to take the best decisions.” Arsenal to win 2-0 has been boosted to 8.00, while Aubameyang to score two or more goals is now 4.20.

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