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Cech in line to face former club

7th March 2019, 08:32 by Tom McGarry

Petr Cech looks set to start in goal when Arsenal face his former side Rennes in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.

The former Czech Republic international started both legs as Arsenal saw off BATE Borisov in the previous round and he will be on familiar territory at Roazhon Park on Thursday, as he spent two successful years with Rennes between 2002 and 2004.

Midfielder Lucas Torreira also looks set to start the match, as he will be suspended for the Gunners next three domestic games following his sending off in last weekend's north London derby against Tottenham.

Thursday's contest comes just three days before Arsenal play host to Manchester United in a match that could go a long way to deciding who finishes in the top four of the Premier League.

That could lead Emery to tinker with his starting line-up against Rennes, although he has only made one change to the 18-man squad that faced Spurs, with Eddie Nketiah replacing the suspended Alexandre Lacazette, who will serve the second of his three-game European ban following his sending off against BATE.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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