Arsenal are preparing for a Champions League clash tonight that could well define their season – and decide Arsene Wenger’s fate beyond the end of the campaign.
With their Premier League title bid already over, the Gunners are hoping for a strong performance in Europe that can ease the pain of another domestic season as also-rans.
But that won’t be easy against German juggernauts Bayern Munich, who have handed the north London outfit some absolute pastings in recent years – not least including a 5-1 drubbing last season.
And after humbling defeats to Watford and Chelsea, it appears a change of approach will be required to take anything away from the Allianz Arena.
Earlier this week, it was claimed club-record signing Mesut Ozil could be dropped amid an underwhelming run of form, having produced just two goals and four assists since the start of November, with Arsenal keen to improve their sturdiness off the ball.
So we put the question of Ozil’s starting XI status to Arsenal fans in our exclusive poll, and a staggering 68% of those who voted want to see the World Cup winner dropped for tonight’s game.
Does Wenger share the opinions of the fan base or will he keep his faith in his underperforming star? We’ll have to wait until 18.45 tonight – when the starting XIs will be officially confirmed.