The team news is in for Arsenal’s Champions League clash against FC Basel and Petr Cech will once again sit on the bench. David Ospina takes his place and Granit Xhaka finally gets his start.
Match: Arsenal v FC Basel
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick Off (GMT): Tue 28 Sep 19:45
The teams are in and there are two changes from the starting lineup which got past Chelsea on the weekend. Francis Coquelin obviously misses out through injury and is replaced by Granit Xhaka. There is also a change in goal as David Ospina once again starts over Petr Cech.
For the visitors there seems to be a change in formation. FC Basel seem to be deploying Granit’s brother Taulant Xhaka as an extra centre back in a 5-3-2 formation. There is a start for former CSKA Moscow and Roma man, Seydou Doumbia but Swiss hitman Marc Janko is not in the squad.
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Subs: Cech, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reine-Adelaide, Perez
Eder Alvarez Balanta
Subs: Calla, Delgado, Gaber, Elyounoussi, Hoegh, Sporar, Vailati
We should take all three points tonight and really get this Champions League campaign started.
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