Rennes supervisorÂ Julien Stephan has admitted it’s a shock that Alex Lacazette might be out there to face his group tomorrow night time.
The French aspect come to the Emirates with a Three-1 lead from the primary leg, however have been anticipating the Gunners to be and not using a key element of their assault â€“ one thing which might have made their lives a bit simpler.
Nevertheless, this week UEFA lowered the three recreation suspension to 2, which means he can face the Ligue 1 outfit if chosen.
Talking forward of the sport, Stephan stated, “The timing is relatively shocking for everybody concerned.
“We didn’t assume he can be included up till yesterday night. They've determined to scale back his sanction from three to 2 video games and that's nice for him.
“Now we're going to have to organize with that in thoughts.”
It’s not the primary odd choice surrounding this tie, as Rennes have been alleged to play at house within the second leg, however this was modified shortly after the draw was made.
“The very first thing that was a bit unusual was altering the primary and second leg,” continued the 38 yr previous .
“That is now the second factor that has occurred that modifications. Hopefully, there won't be any extra surprises and the referee tomorrow shall be nice.”