Arsenal - Laurent Koscielny fitness update

Arsenal's preparations were thrown into doubt last night by news Laurent Koscielny could be injured for the Bayern Munich clash, so what's the latest?

There is good news for Arsenal fans at present, as it looks like doubts over Laurent Koscielny's availability for the Champions League game with Bayern tonight could have been premature.

Several sources are now indicating that the Frenchman is fit, and has shaken off a bug which forced him to miss full yesterday.

Koscielny was able to train in the gym yesterday, indicating his problem wasn't that bad, while teammate Francis Coquelin told L'Equipe he would be 'alright'.

The Mirror have reported this afternoon that Koscielny has passed a major fitness test, also reported by The Mail who say the defender will line-up at centre-back alongside Per Mertesacker.

Bacary Sagna is likely to play in his preferred position at right-back, rather than being shuffled around, and Carl Jenkinson who had been on SOS to start will not be required, with Vermaelen at left-back.

It leave the big question as to who will play in attack - Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott, or both. The Mirror claim that if Walcott starts up front alone, without Giroud, then Aaron Ramsey will start as an extra midfielder.

Who do you think should play up front for Arsenal? What is your prediction for the game?

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