Arsenal predicted line-up v Bayern Munich

Published 4 Comments

Football News

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.

UEFA Champions League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again