Ten-man Arsenal succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against Rennes in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. 

Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for the visitors, but the home side replied with three goals, two of them scored by Benjamin Bourigeaud and Ismaila Sarr, while Nacho Monreal added to the French side’s scoreline by netting an own goal.

In a fast start from Unai Emery’s men, Iwobi’s third-minute cross from the left-hand side deceived the Rennes goalkeeper and went into the back of the net.

The game changed when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off in the 41st minute, getting a second yellow after two silly fouls. Seconds after, Bourigeaud thundered in an equaliser for the hosts.

20 minutes into the second half, Monreal turned a Mehdi Ziffane cross into the back of his net to compound misery on Arsenal.

The Gunners conceded a third goal two minutes from time when Sarr found himself free at the far post to head a cross in.

This leaves Arsenal with a mountain to climb at the Emirates Stadium next week, as they don’t look like a side who can keep clean sheets at home as well.

Here’s how we rated their performance on the night: