Arsene Wenger to keep faith with same Arsenal XI

Probable Lineups…

Arsenal AnderlechtArsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Cazorla, Welbeck

Arsene Wenger has already revealed that he will play the same players that proved victorious in the 3-0 win over Burnley at the weekend as he hopes to edge closer to qualification. Arsenal’s injury list continues to grow with Jack Wilshere the latest addition to miss out with an illness following his return from a knee injury. Wojciech Szczesny completed his suspension and is set to return to the starting line up with Emiliano Martinez returning to the bench. The injury to Laurent Koscielny means left back Nacho Monreal will once against start in the central defence.

Anderlecht (4-2-3-1): Proto, Borre, Mangulu, Nuytinck, Deschacht, Praet, Tielemans, Najar, Conte, Acheampong, Cyriac

Besnik Hasi will likely field the same line up that were so close to overcoming Arsenal in their previous meeting despite losing two last minute goals. Bram Nuytinck is the only doubt, but will possibly be deemed fit enough to start alongside Chancel Mbemba Mangulu at the heart of the Anderlecht defence. Matias Suarez, Steven Defour, and Fabrice N’Sakala will all not future as they trio are still carrying injuries. With Defour picking up a knock in the 1-1 draw with Lokeren, Dennis Praet is tipped to replace him in central midfield.

What the fans are saying…


Remember this?

It was a sensation last few minutes for Arsenal in their previous Champions League meeting as they overcame a 1-0 deficit against Anderlecht by scoring two goals in two minutes, one in the 89th minute with the second coming in the 90th.

 


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