Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Play Dortmund

By on October 21, 2013

Arsenal welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Emirates on Tuesday night for a crucial Champions League group stage match.

The Gunners head into the game sitting top of Group F having recorded wins over Marseille and Napoli so another win tomorrow over last years losing finalists will see the north Londoners move to within touching distance of the knockout stages.

Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier today that midfielder Mathieu Flamini will miss the game due to concussion. The Frenchman was forced off against Norwich on Saturday after a nasty clash of heads and will therefore miss the game after doctors advised he shouldn’t play.

Flamini’s absence will see Aaron Ramsey restored to the starting eleven and the Welshman will take his place alongside Mikel Arteta in midfield. Jack Wilshere is likely to retain his place after scoring a sensational goal at the weekend but Santi Cazorla may find himself among the substitutes with Wenger hinting earlier he might make a couple of changes.

The Spaniard only just returned from a six week absence and is still not 100% match fit so Tomas Rosicky may get the nod tomorrow. Otherwise, we expect much the same team that started against Norwich with the back four settled and Olivier Giroud playing well up front.

Here’s the team Wenger may go with:

What do you think of the team? What would be your line-up? Share your suggestions below.

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11 Comments

  1. Timothy UG

    October 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I still feel our midfield is abit light with Flamini out of it coz Arteta isn’t that player for that position hez too clean for tha job n doesn’t talk or motivate Lik Flamini

  2. obiano

    October 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Yea agreed bt i d midfield is ok wit d likes of ozil n rosicky

  3. ONADEKO OPEYEMI

    October 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I TRUST WENGER

  4. Khalif

    October 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I think that lineup is not bad pecoz of flaminis ruled out and arteta and ramsey they must distroy dortmunds midfield

  5. Hardeykunlay

    October 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I like that mr Wenger
    those guys are great

  6. fran

    October 22, 2013 at 12:27 am

    If rambo performs like he did against fenerbache then he’ll break up their attacks and well kill em on the break

  7. E9 Gunner

    October 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Wilshere on the right wing and Cazorla on the left wing. Everything else the same.

    • Peter Zhang

      October 22, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Get Gnabry as main substitute.He can make something different.

  8. Essien Honesty

    October 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

    What is happening with Gnabry

  9. kevin

    October 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

    this is a game tht needs hasty players and i would like to see walcott on the right flanks with carzola on the left flanks that combination would b well enough to beat Dortmund anyway Rambo Rambo will carry our load

  10. Wiseone

    October 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Even id wenger uses our academy tonyt,we’ll still trash dortmund…God of soccer now lives in arsenal

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