Arsenal predicted line-up v Bayern Munich

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is expected to ring the changes for the visit of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Gunners rested several first-team players for the FA Cup clash against Blackburn Rovers, and paid the price as the Championship outfit stunned the Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Wojciech Szczesny will keep his place in goal, but the back four will have a different look with Nacho Monreal ineligible. Kieran Gibbs is also injured, but Thomas Vermaelen is fit and should start at left back.

Laurent Koscielny has shaken off injury and illness, and is likely to start in the Arsenal centre alongside Per Mertesacker. Bacary Sagna will shift back to his more orthodox right-back position.

In midfield, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are guaranteed starters for the north London outfit, with Mikel Arteta completing the trio. Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey will take their places on the bench.

And, in attack, Olivier Giroud will continue through the middle despite failing to break down the Rovers back four at the weekend. Theo Walcott returns on the right flank, with Lukas Podolski facing his old club from the left.

Arsenal predicted line-up v Bayern Munich:

Wojciech Szczesny; Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Kocielny, Thomas Vermaelen; Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla; Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud.

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