Arsenal were handed a favourable tie despite finishing second
Arsenal take on Monaco in Europe tonight, and according to Champions League odds, they’re the favourites to reach the knockout stages…
Arsene Wenger has stressed that this game is as tough as they come with no easy games in the Champions League, but he will no doubt see this as a massive opportunity for the Gunners.
Here is how the Gunners are expected to line-up on Wednesday night.
GK) David Ospina
Declared fit ahead of the tie following a back problem, Ospina continues to show his worth as Arsenal’s long-term no.1
RB) Hector Bellerin
Didn’t start at the weekend, mainly due to tactical and medical reasons, but as Arsenal’s only fit and natural right-back, he’ll surely come back into the side.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Mertesacker is now starting to show the form many saw of him last season, thanks to a little break and resuming his partnership with his reliable accomplice.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Arsenal’s best central defender without doubt and normally excels in this competition especially.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Monreal was a scapegoat for most of Arsenal’s lack of defensive stability earlier on in the season but has arguably been the clubs most consistent defensive performer in recent months.