Looking back at recent fixtures against Bayern Munich, the result might not have been right but that’s understandable for one good reason.
If you look at our line-up in every single one of those matches, you can see inexperience or lack of talent in a number of different positions.
It might sound like some sort of cheesy cliche, but Arsenal really are better equipped to deal with the Bundesliga champions considering Wenger’s summer signings.
Lucas Perez, Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi are all expected to feature in the starting XI on Wednesday night as the Gunners look to snatch a draw at least.
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Arsenal have managed to get by the hangover period of having Santi Cazorla injured and have found the key middle man replacement in Xhaka.
Saying that, there’s still a couple of absentees for both sides to cope with, making this one of the most important fixtures in Wenger’s 20-year reign.
Arsenal Team News
As mentioned above, long-term absentee Santi Cazorla is still out of action meaning our best man to mould his role is Granit Xhaka, who returns from a 4 game suspension.
Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin are battling it out to partner the Swiss international following the injury to Aaron Ramsey earlier this month.
Wenger will be faced with a huge decision on how his attack lines up, but there are doubts over the availability of Lucas Perez who didn’t feature in Tuesday’s training session.
Wenger has admitted Ozil is lacking confidence currently and that has led many to believe he may be dropped from the starting line-up in favour of a different formation.
The way Wenger is speaking pre-match, it seems a more defensive setup is the option he’ll go with, meaning attention will turn to his decision at left-back.
Changes that we are sure to see take place from the 2-0 win over Hull include David Ospina swapping with Cech, whilst Monreal is considered number one over Gibbs.
Arsenal Absentees: S. Cazorla (ankle), A. Ramsey (calf)
Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3): Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elneny, Walcott, Ozil, Alexis
Bayern Munich Team News
The German giants are currently 11 games unbeaten in all competitions and their running away with the title in the Bundesliga despite an early season slip-up.
Despite returning to training on Friday, Bayern confirmed that Franck Ribery would miss the game after failing to recover in time, he’ll be left out as a precaution.
Long-term absentee, Jerome Boateng, will also be missing after he suffered a nasty injury in the last few weeks of 2016, meaning their defence isn’t as strong as usual.
Bayern also have some growing concerns over the fitness of Xabi Alonso, the former Liverpool midfielder pulled out of training early after picking up a knock to his right knee.
However, Bayern are still expected to field a team that has talent in all sectors and if Arsenal are going to get anything from this they’ll have to be at their very best.
Bayern Absentees: J. Boateng (shoulder) F. Ribery (match fitness) X. Alonso (doubt)
Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1): Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Martinez, Alaba, Thiago, Alonso, Vidal, Lewandoski, Muller, Robben
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