Wenger on his starting line-up for Tuesday


The Gunners will begin their trip to France on Monday ahead of what could be the final game of their Champions League campaign.

But if Arsenal are to win comprehensively and remain in the competition, then the strength of Arsene Wenger’s line-up will be decisive.

A hamstring injury has ruled out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while Gabriel is struggling for fitness. However, the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini who missed the first leg are now back for the return trip.

There is also a choice between Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud to make upfront, but Arsene Wenger claims he has no idea yet about the eleven he will be naming at Stade Louis II.

“I haven’t decided yet. You have to take that a little bit with perspective because the game [against West Ham] was more open, they (Welbeck, Cazorla and Flamini) were fresh when they came on and they have the quality of course” Wenger said

“I rested Cazorla because he’s basically played every single game since the start of the season.”


No side in Europe’s elite club competition has ever managed to win a tie after losing the first leg at home by two goals.

The Gunners will have to make Champions League history in order to overcome that 3-1 deficit and progress to the quarterfinals, but Arsene Wenger is not panicking.

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“If you have no belief, you have no chance. We have to believe that we can do it and give everything. This time Monaco are favourites so we have to go there, give absolutely everything and come out of the game with that feeling.” the Arsenal boss said