Arsenal face Group F rivals Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night in the opening game of their Champions League campaign.
The Gunners will know the importance of getting off to a good start, particularly given that many have already written off their chances of topping the group.
Bayern Munich have unsurprisingly been installed as the favourites, and so the general belief is that Arsene Wenger’s men will be competing for second spot.
Nevertheless, that will matter little to the visitors on Wednesday as they look to get off to a positive start with all three points.
Wenger has some selection headaches to consider, with Gabriel likely to continue at the heart of the defence after Per Mertesacker was involved in a car accident on Monday, according to The Independent.
However, the main focus is on what the French tactician will choose to do up front, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud both finding the net at the weekend.
The English international started the game and, even though he scored, he was guilty of missing several goal-scoring opportunities, before his teammate came off the bench to add a second against Stoke.
Walcott has fond memories of the Maksimir Stadium as he scored a hat-trick against Croatia there in 2008.
He will be itching to get another opportunity to lead the line and impress.
Wenger may even be tempted into shuffling his midfield and allowing both strikers to start, but he will prioritise what’s best for the club’s season in general as the Gunners look to return home with a victory, without compromising their domestic form.