Premier League title contenders Arsenal are hosting Croatian Champions Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League group stage match on Tuesday as they fight for survival in the tournament. With just one win in 4 matches, the Gunners are on the verge of getting knocked out from the tournament. But the Londoners are forced to face some injury concerns of their own. With the likes of Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck already injured, Arsene Wenger’s men were dealt with injuries to their star player Francis Coquelin during their2-1 loss to West Brom on Saturday.
The Frenchman was later replaced by club captain Mikel Arteta, who was injured later in the match. However, on Friday Wenger said that he expects Wales midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, to return for the European fixture. Let us take a look at the possible playing XI of Arsenal ahead of the clash.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will be the goalkeeper ahead of Colombia’s David Ospina. In the defence, Wenger will not risk by benching his first choice defenders. So it is certain that Spaniards Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin will be the full-backs while Per Mertasacker will be the central defender and he might be accompanied by Brazilian Gabriel Paulista at the back giving Laurent Koscielny a break.
In the midfield, Arsenal might be tempted to start Aaron Ramsey in the right wings with Mathieu Flamini starting as the holding midfielder alongside Santi Cazorla. But Wenger might not risk the Welshman and will start Joel Campbell in the wings with Ramsey starting from the bench. Alexis Sanchez is set to return to the squad and will be playing in his left wing. Mesut Ozil will start behind the only striker Olivier Giroud.
Squad: Cech, Bellerin, Mertasacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla, Flamini, Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud