Arsenal predicted XI vs. Bayern Munich

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must be tempted to name an attacking lineup full of ambition at the Allianz Arena tomorrow night, as the Gunners bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit to Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-16 tie.

The Gunners are up against it in their bid to keep fighting for silverware on three fronts, thanks to a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates last month which saw Mesut Ozil miss a penalty and Wojciech Szczesny dismissed for a challenge on Arjen Robben.

Szczesny is banned for the second leg so Lukasz Fabianski will deputise, but Ozil has recovered from the disappointment of that first Bayern clash and should spearhead the quest for revenge tomorrow night.

Ozil looked back to something like top form against Everton in the FA Cup last weekend, scoring the opener in a 4-1 victory that featured a brace from substitute Olivier Giroud.

The French international will be confident of earning a recall tomorrow night and has previous experience of scoring early at the Allianz Arena, a feat the Gunners desperately need to repeat this time round.

Giroud will lead the line behind what looks most likely to be a supporting cast of Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who were all on the top of the game against Everton on Saturday.

Wenger has one major selection dilemma to ponder over the next 24 hours, does he risk Laurent Koscielny in central defence.

Koscielny missed international duty and the Everton clash with a tight hamstring, but trained at London Colney this morning and could replace club captain Thomas Vermaelen if deemed fit to start.

Arsenal predicted XI side to face Bayern Munich: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

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