Wenger To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face Bayern Munich
Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of our Champions League last-16 tie tomorrow night. Here is the side we think Arsene Wenger will select:
Arsenal will be looking to get their season back on track and claw back some pride when we play Bayern Munich in the second leg of our Champions League last-16 tie tomorrow night.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech is set to make way as David Ospina has been selected as our first choice keeper in the Champions League this season so the Colombian international is set for a recall tomorrow.
Defence: We have no fresh injury concerns to worry about following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool so the boss has a similar squad to choose from.
I’m not expecting too many changes in defence despite our poor display at Anfield but Kieran Gibbs could come in for Nacho Monreal at left-back after the Spaniard endured another tough game last time out.
Hector Bellerin will be looking to put in a more positive display at right-back while I expect we’ll see Laurent Koscielny continue alongside Shkodran Mustafi after coming through his return from injury unscathed at the weekend.
Midfield: I hope we see Wenger deploy a three-man midfield to try and combat Bayern tomorrow otherwise we could be in for another long night as we’ve lost all the big games recently by not controlling the middle of the park.
Granit Xhaka should retain his place while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could line-up in a more central role after a stint on the wing during the first half against Liverpool.
Aaron Ramsey could be pushing for a start but as he didn’t feature at Anfield having missed the last month through injury I think we’ll see him on the bench. That means Francis Coquelin is likely to keep his place, despite another horror show at Liverpool, as Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla remain unavailable.
Attack: The big question mark is whether Wenger will recall Alexis Sanchez to the starting eleven after dropping him against Liverpool following reports of a bust-up in training.
The Chilean international made a huge difference coming off the bench at the weekend so if we’re to have any chance to getting a decent result against Bayern we need Sanchez in the side.
Mesut Ozil has been ruled out as he’s still short of fitness having only just returned to training following illness and I hope we see Alex Iwobi left out as his poor form continued at the weekend.
Danny Welbeck scored a fine goal on Saturday while Olivier Giroud had a game to forget so I think we might see Welbz keep his place in attack while Theo Walcott is also likely to come back in to the starting eleven.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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