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Mathieu Flamini will miss out due to his concussion on Saturday against Norwich, and Arsene Wenger does not want to risk him against the physicality of players such as Robert Lewandowski.

Theo Walcott also took an injury setback this week, and is out for a further projected two weeks. Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are also missing for the Arsenal side that remain top of the Premier League.

Probable line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere, Özil, Cazorla, Giroud.

Borussia Dortmund

The beaten finalists from last year will be without captain Sebastian Kehl as well as Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan. However, they have regained the services of Nuri Sahin, Sven Bender and Marco Reus. Marcel Schmelzer is also in contention after being rested at the weekend with a thigh problem.

Probable line-up: Weidenfeller, Schmelzer, Hummels, Subotic, Grosskreutz, Bender, Sahin, Reus, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Lewandowski.

Overview

Arsenal play host to Borussia Dortmund tonight knowing a win over last season’s Champions League finalists will all-but assure them of qualification for the knock-out stages of the competition, after already beating Napoli and Marseille.

A win for Dortmund on the other hand will propel them to top of the group, leaving the standings wide open. Arsenal will be confident after a unbeaten run of seven games in the Premier League, whilst Dortmund will be hoping that their Champions League form from last season will be rediscovered.

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