Emery calls for a big atmosphere at the Emirates

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Unai Emery has urged Arsenal fans to troop out in mass on Thursday night and roar the team into the Europa League quarter-finals against Rennes.

The Gunners suffered a 3-1 loss in France and will need to overturn a two-goal deficit against a disciplined Ligue 1 side.

And the Spaniard has called on the Arsenal home fans to give their all in a potential comeback against Rennes.

Emery’s team will be basking in the euphoria of beating rivals Man United in the Premier League and will be confident heading into this clash.

The Arsenal head coach told Sky: “We need to be together and create a big atmosphere at the Emirates with our supporters to help us to do the best performance possible.

“We need to play with high emotion with our supporters but we need to take clever decisions on the pitch with our mind.

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“These are both important issues tomorrow that we need to control in 90 minutes and maybe more.

“We need a big atmosphere tomorrow to create a very emotional moment in the 90 minutes with our supporters.

“We need to be clever in the 90 minutes with fresh minds and very calm to take the best decisions.”

Emery would be missing defender Sokratis who would miss out of the tie after receiving a red card in the last game in France.

However, the Gunners will be boosted by the return of  Alexandre Lacazette after his ban for a red card in the first leg of Arsenal’s round-of-32 match at BATE Borisov was reduced.


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