Speaking to L’Équipe following the Round of 16 Europa League draw which saw Brittany side Rennes drawn with Arsenal, club president Olivier Létang has reacted.
“As we want to continue on our little road in this competition, of course this is not an easy opponent. Arsenal, is like playing a monument in international and European football, so it is fantastic to welcome this team to Roazhon Park, we respect them a lot. Now, even if they will of course be seen as favourites from the off, we were given a 14% chance to progress after our 1st leg against Real Betis. Now, our percentage chances are probably less than 50% at the beginning, but we are going to put everything into it, we also have our own qualities and strong forces, and we are going to play these four halves to qualify. It will be the little Stade Rennais growing up against the big Arsenal. It is a beautiful draw.”