Times & dates confirmed: Arsenal’s tie with Rennes switched to avoid Chelsea clash

Arsenal confirmed on Arsenal.com that we will now play the first leg of our Europa League last-16 tie away at Rennes to avoid a time-clash with Chelsea.
We were drawn to face Rennes in the last-16 of the Europa League earlier today and Arsenal were first out the hat meaning we should have played the first leg at the Emirates Stadium.
However, Chelsea were also drawn at home first for their clash with Dynamo Kyiv. UEFA’s ‘city-clash’ rule means two teams from the same city can’t kick-off at the same time and Arsenal were controversially forced to play at 5.55pm against BATE Borisov last night.
Many fans thought this would happen again for the Rennes game but UEFA have infuriated travelling Arsenal fans by opting to switch the tie so we’ll now play away first on March 7th with the return leg at the Emirates the foll...

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