Patrick Vieira on why he wants Rennes to beat Arsenal
Patrick Vieira on why he wants Rennes to beat Arsenal
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Patrick Vieira on why he wants Rennes to beat Arsenal

Patrick Viera's latest comments will rub Arsenal fans the wrong way after revealing that he hopes Stade Rennes can beat the Gunners and qualify to UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.

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Rennes pulled a shock result when they beat Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg and hold a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg of the encounter. Arsenal will welcome the return of Alexandre Lacazette whose three-game ban was reduced and will be eligible to feature on Thursday 14th March. Viera is currently the manager at OGC Nice and his team sit ninth on the table with 40 points same as Rennes.

In an interview with Express, Viera revealed that a win for Rennes will be good for French football, "I have not seen the games [Rennes vs Arsenal] but the result didn't surprise me. Rennes are a really good Ligue 1 team. Offensively they are able to score against all teams in every minute of a game.

"It's very good that they won for French football. We are all supporting Rennes and all the French teams in the Europa League. We hope they can qualify for the next round when they travel to London next Thursday."

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