North London giants Arsenal have one of the best home records in the top five European leagues and that could be of immense assistance to the Gunners in their quest to overturn a 3-1 deficit from their Europa League last 16 first leg clash with French club Rennes.
Arsenal were comfortable in the aforementioned first leg with a 1-0 lead courtesy Alex Iwobi until the red card to Sokratis Papasthathopoulos.
The Greek international was sent off for two yellow cards towards the end of the first half and the Gunners went on to concede three goals as a result.
Buoyed by their home form, Arsenal have to score at least two unreplied goals to secure their place in the last eight of the competition.
The Gunners are one of the favourites to win the Europa League this season alongside London rivals Chelsea and the Italian Serie A duo of Inter Milan and Napoli.
Arsenal have the sixth best record at home in Europe’s top five leagues ahead of the likes of Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona and German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.
The Gunners have recorded 41 points from just 16 league games.
They have the third- best home record in the Premier League behind Manchester City and Liverpool.