Lucas out, Xhaka in, as Wenger provides team news ahead of Bayern


Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Following Saturday’s 2-0 win over Hull, Arsenal are without Lucas Perez who misses the game with a slight hamstring issue.

Beyond that there don’t appear to be any other injury problems. The Gunners welcome back Granit Xhaka to the squad who has been suspended for domestic fixtures following his red card against Burnley in January.

Wenger will have decide whether or not to start him, and with whom he might pair the Swiss international. There are suggestions of a midfield three with Mesut Ozil pushed to the left hand side, but time will tell.

Per Mertesacker has travelled with the squad but is unlikely to start after such a lengthy period out of action. He’s in contention to play in the FA Cup against Sutton next week.

David Ospina, as he has done all season in Europe, will start in goal.

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