Arsenal fans were given the news earlier today that they’d be up against Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais in the next round of the Europa League. The Gunners avoided the likes of Sevilla, Chelsea, Napoli and Inter Milan to face the French side, and the two legs will give the fans a chance to watch the ever impressive Ismaili Sarr, who a lot of them want to sign.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 22 February 2019
Once reaching the last 16 in a competition like the Europa League, there are no easy games and the fans will all be well aware of that. The French side may not be hitting the heights in their domestic league, but the attacking talent that they have on display is frightening. Sarr is just one of a number of talented players and he could easily combine with Hatem Ben Afra and M’Baye Niang to silence the Gunners.
It will be the 20-year-old, though, who the Gunners will be focusing their attention on. In his 34 games in all competitions, the impressive young winger has contributed an impressive nine goals and nine assists and that sort of end product would be welcomed with open at The Emirates, especially considering they have little in the way of a productive winger at the club at the moment.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on the Rennais tie here:
Kidnap Ismailia Sarr lads
— Alex (@AlexCullen17) February 22, 2019
Sneak peak to Ïsmaila Sarr… future gunner? pic.twitter.com/e6KKGfZ0vD
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) February 22, 2019
Scout Ismaila Sarr while you play them
— Kweku A. (@Sportslover102) February 22, 2019
Keep an eye on Ismaila Sarr.
— Yinka Ayeni (@ayenione) February 22, 2019
Sarr can audition for us, so we can buy him in the summer
— Omor (@omorabedin17) February 22, 2019
A chance to scout Ismailla Sarr, maybe. Who knows.
— Aditia Rahmadi A (@AditiaRahmadiA) February 22, 2019
Watch out for Ismalia Sarr.
— lewis (@LJM_64) February 22, 2019
The Gunners love the idea of facing Rennais and seeing Sarr up close and will hope they can poach the youngster in the summer.