Arsene Wenger has named his side for the Champions League match against FC Basel this evening and there are more than a few surprises. The Gunners will need to better PSG’s result against Ludogorets in order to top Group A but they’ll have to do it without Shkodran Mustafi who has been dropped to the bench.
Match: FC Basel v Arsenal
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Kick-Off (GMT): Tue 6 Dec 19:45
David Ospina returns in goals but he’ll play behind a brand new back four. Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny keep their places but Arsene Wenger has handed a first Champions League start to Rob Holding. The former-Bolton man comes into the centre with Kieran Gibbs coming in at left-back.
In midfield, Granit Xhaka keeps his place and will play alongside Aaron Ramsey. Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez both start and the star men are joined by Alex Iwobi and Lucas Perez.
GK) David Ospina
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RB) Gabriel Paulista
CB) Laurent Koscielny
LB) Kieran Gibbs
DM) Granit Xhaka
CM) Aaron Ramsey
CAM) Mesut Özil
RAM) Lucas Perez
LAM) Alex Iwobi
ST) Alexis Sanchez
Subs: Cech, Monreal, Mustafi, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Giroud
FC Basel Lineup
Eder Alvarez Balanta
Subs: Gaber, Zuffi, Bjarnason, Vailati, Hoegh, Calla, Doumbia