Arsenal vs Fenerbache Preview: Team News, Likely Line-Up & Predicted Score
Arsenal welcome Fenerbache to the Emirates tonight for the second leg of our Champions League play-off clash. Here’s a preview with team news for the game.
Arsenal welcome Fenerbache to the Emirates tonight for the second leg of our Champions League play-off clash.
We boast a 3-0 lead from the first leg thanks to goals from Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud so tonight’s game should be something of a formality. Fenerbache were a very poor side last week and we were comfortable winners in the end, so it’s going to be extremely difficult for the visitors to take anything away tonight.
We followed-up last weeks impressive display with another fine performance to secure a 3-1 away win at Fulham on Saturday, so we’ll be heading into the match full of confidence.
Arsene Wenger has already confirmed that ‘95% of the team’ will remain from the eleven that started at Craven Cottage. I would rather see us make a few more changes, especially with Tottenham up next, but I see why the boss doesn’t want to take any chances with a lucrative place in the Champions League group stages at stake.
Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad after being forced off in the first leg with a nasty cut but I’d expect him to be on the bench tonight.
Wenger has already confirmed that Jack Wilshere will start after being rested at Fulham so that may mean a rest for Aaron Ramsey or Tomas Rosicky. Nacho Monreal is likely to be the other change with the Spaniard needing game-time after recovering from a back injury that kept him out of much of pre-season.
Yaya Sanogo could feature at some point along with Emmanuel Frimpong and Serge Gnabry. We have no fresh injuries so the absentees are Abou Diaby, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thomas Vermaelen.
Arsenal 4-0 Fenerbache: If we play a similar side to that of last week, I see another easy win in store and safe passage to the group stages for the 16th consecutive season.
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