Arsene Wenger has had his Arsenal team selection options reduced even further this week and that means that the Frenchman has not had too many big decisions to make for the team to play Bayern Munich at the Allianz arena tonight. In a way this might help our Champions League hopes, because the pressure is off and not many people expect an injury hit Arsenal to be able to cope with the German giants.
As we thought would happen after his goal scoring Premier League starting debut against Swnasea at the weekend, Joel Campbell gets the chance on the right side of our front three once more, with Olivier Giroud leading the line and Alexis Sanchez on the left.
The only real surprise in the Arsenal XI for me is to see the name of Gabriel starting alongside Per Mertesacker with the France international Laurent Koscielny on the bench along with Calum Chambers, Gibbs and Flamini. There are three very inexperienced young Gunners on it as well, with the keeper Matt Macey, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Alex Iwobi highlighting just how many first team players are not available to the boss.
But the Gunners have a good recent record away to Bayern Munich and so all we can do is hope for another minor miracle.