Arsene Wenger has named his side for could potentially be his final European match in charge of Arsenal. The Gunners take on Bayern Munich at the Emirates and there are more than a few surprises.
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Match: Arsenal v Bayern Munich
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Tue 7 Mar 19:45
Arsene Wenger has made a couple of bold calls in his lineup. The back five is as expected with David Ospina playing behind Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.
The biggest call comes in midfield. Francis Coquelin is dropped to the bench and replaced by Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman making his first start for the club since the defeat to Watford in January. He plays alongside Granit Xhaka with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the attacking midfield position.
Danny Welbeck keeps his place out wide with Theo Walcott accompanying him. The big story will be the return of Alexis Sanchez up front.
There are places on the bench for Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez and Mesut Özil.
Here’s how the teams line up.
Subs: Cech, Gibbs, Gabriel, Coquelin, Ozil, Perez, Giroud
Bayern Munich Lineup:
Subs: Ulreich, Costa, Coman, Bernat, Sanchez, Muller, Kimmich