Trio Miss Out: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Borussia Dortmund

By on November 25, 2014

Arsenal will be looking for a positive result to book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League when we take on Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates on Wednesday night. 

Here is a predicted starting line-up for the game:

Goalkeeper: It looks like Arsene Wenger is going to be forced to make a change in goal as Wojciech Szczesny is expected to be ruled out with a hip injury that he suffered against Man Utd on Saturday. With David Ospina also out it means Emiliano Martinez is set to start between the sticks.

Defence: Despite our obvious issues at the back I don’t think Wenger will make any chances in defence. With Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy still out, many fans are calling for Hector Bellerin to start at right-back with Calum Chambers moved in to the middle but I think the boss will stick to his guns and play Nacho Monreal alongside Per Mertesacker once again.

Midfield: Jack Wilshere is set to miss out after picking up another ankle injury at the weekend. It’s not yet known how bad the problem is but he’s almost certain to miss the Dortmund game. This should see Santi Cazorla brought back in to the side and we may revert back to a 4-4-1-1 formation with Oxlade-Chamberlain keeping his place on the opposite flank.

Attack: Olivier Giroud isn’t eligible for the game after we failed to register him in our Champions League squad for the group stages as he wasn’t expected back from injury until January. Danny Welbeck should therefore keep his place up front with Alexis Sanchez offering support.

So here’s how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:

What do you think of the team? What side would you put out?

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6 Comments

  1. chu

    November 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    wenger….why ar u treating podolski….bench santi and put podolski in that left wing…he has short and wil like to prove himsef…we need him to start match

  2. Mr Sho

    November 25, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Pls bring in Campbell today

  3. me

    November 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Podolski Should ATLEAST feature In this encounter.Don’t you think So…?…

  4. me

    November 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Podolski Should ATLEAST feature In this encounter b’se Of his `deadly’ and timely Shots.Don’t you think So…?…

  5. me

    November 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Podolski Should ATLEAST feature In this encounter b’se Of his `deadly’ and timely Shots.Don’t you think So…?…

  6. KAJOGO JAMES NJAGI

    November 26, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Wenger Must rotate players,thnk of podolski,campbell n hw rarely they play! we can do wtht him

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