We kick-off our Champions League campaign this evening against a Dinamo Zagreb side who haven’t tasted defeat for 11 months in their domestic competitions.
Some will remember our last trip to Zagreb, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie safeguarding our passage through to the group stages after a comfortable playoff win.
Arsene Wenger revealed on Tuesday evening that Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin hadn’t travelled with the rest of the squad ahead of Saturday’s crucial London derby against Chelsea.
The two have played a lot of football over the past few months and their absence can be properly compensated, such is the quality of our squad.
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Wenger has rung the changes for the game with the likes of Petr Cech, Theo Walcott and Francis Coquelin dropping to the bench. David Ospina, Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud replace them in the XI.
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The boss may feel that we have enough to win the game while also keeping players fresh ahead of a crucial Premier League clash.
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