How Arsenal Could Line Up for the Champions League Quarter-final First Leg Against Bayern Munich

Arsenal FC News predicts how the Gunners could lineup against Bayern Munich for the upcoming Champion League quarter-final first leg at the Emirates Stadium.

How Arsenal Could Line Up Against Bayern Munich

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will likely have only one injured player to contend with ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich at the Emirates.

The Gunners, making their first appearance in the last eight of Europe’s premier tournament since 2009-10, will be without Jurrien Timber due to an ACL injury.

However, it is anticipated that Timber will be the only concern for Arsenal as Bukayo Saka, who overcame a knock to start and score against Brighton & Hove Albion over the weekend, is expected to be fit for the clash.

Despite Saka admitting to struggling and being substituted just after the hour mark in the match, there are no indications that he will be unavailable for the encounter with Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Due to his consistent performance, Saka is expected to resume his usual position on the right wing alongside Kai Havertz, who showcased his form by scoring a goal and providing an assist in the previous match.

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Gabriel Martinelli, who has fully recovered from a foot injury, is poised to return to the starting lineup in place of Leandro Trossard.

Although both Havertz and Declan Rice risk suspension if they receive yellow cards in Tuesday’s match, they are certain to start, with Rice forming part of the midfield trio alongside Martin Odegaard and Jorginho.

Following his crucial penalty saves against Porto, David Raya will once again be in goal, supported by Ben White, William Saliba, and Gabriel Magalhaes in defense.

There is a possibility that Oleksandr Zinchenko may be replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu for his defensive capabilities, especially considering Tomiyasu’s recent contract extension with Arsenal after being linked with Bayern Munich.

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

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