The Arsenal XI that could face Bayern Munich at the Emirates.
Arsenal entertain the best team on the planet in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium.
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The Gunners lost 3-0 to the Bavarians at home in exactly the same stage of the competition last season and boss Arsene Wenger will be hoping for a much improved performance and result tonight.
Here is our predicted line-up:
Lukasz Fabianski impressed in Sunday’s win over Liverpool but Szczesny remains the undisputed number one and will start on Wednesday, barring a late injury.
The Frenchman continues to stall on a new contract so this may be one of his last Champions League games for the club. He will be relieved compatriot Franck Ribery is injured.
Gibbs has been rotated with Nacho Monreal at left back this season but the Englishman played five out of six Champions League group games and should start here.
The BFG will know all about Germany teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos and co. which could be vital to Arsenal’s hopes of success.
The Frenchman has formed a brilliant partnership with Mertesacker and, with Thomas Vermaelen agitating for a move away from the Emirates Stadium, the pair are more vital than ever to Arsenal’s hopes of success.