Arsene Wenger has made two changes to the line up that saw Arsenal take a two goal lead and hold on against Crystal Palace at the weekend and it will be no surprise to most fans that both are in the full back position. So Hector Bellerin comes back in and Kieran Gibbs returns for Monreal.
So Ospina keeps his place in goal ahead of Szczesny and Coquelin continues to be Wenger’s main man in front of the back four. The manager is also sticking with his somewhat experimental and very attacking formation of Cazorla and Ozil in the central areas.
There is plenty of pace, power and goals up front as well with Giroud leading the line and Welbeck and Alexis on either side. We also have a very strong looking bench with the likes of Walcott, Rosicky and even the Ox in case they are needed.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Alexis, Cazorla, Ozil, Welbeck
Subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Monreal, Chambers, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott
And there is good news from the Monaco team sheet as well, with their star winger Carrasco and one of their best defenders Kurzawa only making the bench after picking up knocks at the weekend. They are also missing the experience of Carvalho at the back and Toulalan in the middle.
Go get em Gunners!