Predicting Arsenal’s starting XI vs Bayern Munich

Leaving Wojciech Szczesny out of the 18-man squad in favour of Lukasz Fabianski is extremely risky and I cannot think of a particularly good reason for this decision. The big question is whether we are going to play with Fabianski, who has not featured at all this season due to injury, or with Mannone, who made 13 appearances at the beginning of the season when Szczesny was sidelined. The only thing I can say for sure is that the decision to leave our No.1 at home will spark a huge amount of speculation about whether we will sign a new keeper in the summer.

The defence pretty much picks itself. Jenkinson continues at right-back in the absence of Sagna, Mertesacker offers a physical presence alongside Vermaelen & Kieran Gibbs has just returned from injury.

In midfield I would definitely play Aaron Ramsey over Abou Diaby. Ramsey took a lot of unfair criticism earlier in the season, but he has proved to be very useful in recent weeks and will slot in nicely next to Mikel Arteta. Wenger may choose to play him on the wing and Rosicky in the centre, but I like Rosicky on the wing. Rosicky has a nice burst of pace to use out wide. Santi Cazorla is an everpresent in the attacking midfield role, with Theo Walcott on the right and Giroud as the target-man.

Predicted Arsenal starting XI vs Bayern Munich

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14 thoughts on “Predicting Arsenal’s starting XI vs Bayern Munich

  1. Mohammed salisu danjuma

    If u going to walk on water, u most know where de rocks are,playing munich dis night and to achieve desire result is just mater of good game planned,hwever,playing witout jack w and podoski looked very difficult but it’s as easier as 1 +1,wit carsola,Arteta and rosisky in de centre mildfild while theo and joviho on de side and olive topping,arsenal will score four goal 2night

  2. Goonerholic

    Mannone? No.

    Jenkinson Koncielny Vermaelen

    Arteta Diaby
    Chamberlain Ramsey


    if only Arsenal players have confidence still a chance to excel forward.but now that the morale of competing with the big teams is low there is a question mark.if am asked I will advise Wenger to change the formation and gamble over it.we all know that its do or die match and to me he completely change the formation and if it won’t work get back to normal formation second half.we need more of striking force than defense so to play three strikers up front.look at the morale of barca even before they get to the field they already know they will win the match, such are the kinds of morale we need from Arsenal players tonight.if possible to score two early goals and quickly get back to defense as anything might happen in between 90min when you need a goal to kill the game. on the other hand its difficult to play against bayern than any other team because they were the world class players especially in own soil.we still respect the boss decision but I would have gone for Manone than will be an open game and lets wait to see as many goals as possible from either side.gunnnners up.

  4. Eric

    the lineup is ok but Rosicky could have play behind Giroud, because he news how to push attack more than Cazorla

  5. Mano johnson

    I prefer chamberlain to start in the wing. And ramsey. Arteta. Rosicky.And coquelin in the midfield. Jekinson. Martesacker.vamerlain. And gibbs in defence. While attacking line should be walcott and group. It will be a nice formation.

  6. Mulundu Patrick

    Those are the players we have so asking whether any other player can be included is like telling Wenger to buy a better player than Giroud.

  7. adi

    ramsey proved himself?????? are you kidding???? he just doesn´t have what it takes to be an arsenal player…. when have we ever won with him in the starting line up?? if to play at the center,rocisky is so much better then him, faster, better with the ball, shoots better, doesn´t loss the ball every time,,, if to play on the wing, why not the ox, gervinho, even arshavin is better then him,,, and i also think we have to play with a defensive midfilder, arteta isn´t so good in that role, his more like a 50:50 midfilder… we realy need someone stronger and more defensive at the center, you can see it many times, for exampel vs spurs, in the two goals….


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