[Teams] Arsenal vs Bayern Munich: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on February 19, 2014

Arsenal entertain Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium tonight in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash.

The Gunners are the heavy underdogs for the game, despite playing at home and sitting second in the Premier League table, as the formidable European champions come to town.

Arsene Wenger has made several changes from the side that beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday. Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla all return to the starting eleven.

However, the big story is that youngster Yaya Sanogo retains his place in attack meaning Olivier Giroud remains on the bench. Tomas Rosicky is also among the subs with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain keeping his place on the wing.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal

Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Ozil, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo

Subs: Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Gnabry, Podolski, Giroud

Bayern Munich

Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez; Robben, Kroos, Thiago, Götze; Mandzukic

Subs: Starke, van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Müller, Contento, Schweinsteiger

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