How strong should Arsenal start for Bayern Munich

Arsenal fans have plenty of reasons to be cheerful at the minute, but the Champions League situation is not one of them. Things are certainly going our way in the Premier League, with a much better injury situation and all of our big players finding some great form. And we also won the north London derby in the Capital One cup and got as decent draw against Sheffield Wednesday in the next round.

So even though Arsenal are really up against it in Europe after losing the first two group games, there are reasons for the players to believe that we have the ability to rescue the situation. The big problem, however, is the team standing in our way.

Bayern Munich won again in the Bundesliga today and that set a new record of winning the first nine league games of the season. They have also won both of their Champions League games so the Gunners are facing as tough a task as you could imagine.

With Arsene Wenger making no bones about his prioritising of the EPL this season, and facing the German champions in just three days, there is a chance the Frenchman will field a weakened side. I would sort of understand him not risking the likes of Alexis Sanchez but I also feel that he should.

If we win this home tie on Tuesday then we have a decent shot of qualifying and can approach the other games accordingly. If we lose or draw then we can forget the Champions League and try to ensure that we do not drop into the Europa League either.

But surely we have to give it our best go on Tuesday, especially as we do not play again until the Sunday. Just imagine what a boost it would be if Arsenal can beat arguably the best team in Europe right now. What do you think Gooners, should we go all guns blazing and try to rescue this European campaign?

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  1. guunner says:

    The same team should start except mertesacker should be replaced by paulista
    Watching mertesacker is really frustrating especially on our corner kicks I know he is tall and might score but this happens once in a lifetime but then I think what if he stays back would he stop any fast counter attack I guess not so where should he be ??
    On the bench would be perfect.

  2. almostawinner says:

    against a bayern , manc etc , mert will cost us a goal. best back2 is now koz/gabriel. koz had an off game today, but maybe he’s not totally fit.

    what i’m worried about versus bayern is if we play our first XI and someone gets injured: that’ll have huge ramifications for BPL title push.

  3. BabyPlease says:

    Listen baby Please

    I agree with the above. Use same team

  4. Greg says:

    As strong as a straight drink from a bottle of ” jack daniels”!

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      Jack isn’t even strong…..

  5. Greg says:

    I cannot express how hector bellerin is turning into an “extraordinary” right back! Coyg!

  6. bhagalpuri says:

    I don’t get this spuds like attitude of many arsenal fans who are inclined to go out of champions league in group stage itself why are we giving up without a fight I know its extremely difficult for us to get out but at least we have to give it a go. Do all the fans who are calling for it even realize the effect it will have on winners like Sanchez ozil cech .it is equally important for our prestige and pride that we go out all guns blazing against Bayern

  7. admin says:

    Wenger WILL play his strongest team It’s all or nothing time

  8. kamn288 says:

    What i have seen is that in the replays of many matches a south american goalkeepers have always been error prone to catching ball a wicked one i should say and here Ospina tried to do the same. I don’t Arsene will even look into Ospina’s eye to say that he will play as Arsenal are better off without him. That Olympiakos match has done the most damage to the team with players having no confidence whatsoever. This match and the Zagreb also the greek have to be won.

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