Arsenal will be without Kieran Gibbs for this evening’s crucial Champions League last sixteen second leg against Bayern Munich.
Yaya Sanogo will also miss out, along with Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey but Laurent Koscielny is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Wojciech Szczesny is suspend after being dismissed in the first leg at the Emirates three weeks ago, so Lukasz Fabianski is set to keep his place in goal.
The Gunners, who trail by two goals to nil in the tie, beat Bayern 2-0 at the Allianz Arena twelve months ago but the Bundesliga and European Champions have scored in every game since, averaging exactly three goals in twenty-four league games this season.
Manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that, should he win, it would be his greatest ever European victory, according to the Mirror.
Whilst admitting that the statistics are against him, the Frenchman is in confident mood ahead of the game saying that his team have ‘the quality and ambition to produce a top level performance’.
Meanwhile, the club’s FA Cup semi-final against holders Wigan Athletic at Wembley has been arranged for Saturday, April 12th, with a 5pm kick-off.