Predicted Arsenal XI to play Borussia Dortmund - Does Ozil keep his place?

Arsenal v Dortmund

Match to be played on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 19:45. Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

Arsenal will head off to Borussia Dortmund this week in a decent mood after a punchy and dynamic performance against Manchester City over the weekend.

Arsene Wenger will be disappointed that his side didn’t get the win against the Premier League champions, but attention now quickly turns to Europe where the club has a good recent record away from home.

Here’s the side Wenger may go with for the game.

GK – Wojciech Szczesny

Not at his best against City but he’s still the club’s number one and will remain so, until David Ospina gets drafted in.

RB – Hector Bellerin

With Calum Chambers missing training yesterday with illness, there could be a chance for Bellerin to come into the team. He's one of the club's most highly rated youngsters.

CB – Per Mertesacker

Mertesacker always raises his game when he returns to his homeland. The German can remove any aerial threat that Dortmund try and put together.

CB – Laurent Koscielny

The Frenchman read the game extremely well against City and Wenger will be hoping for more of the same.

LB – Kieran Gibbs

Nacho Monreal didn't train with Arsenal this morning, which could mean Kieran Gibbs coming back into the side. It's a risk because he's not had a lot of game time since returning from injury.

RM – Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez can play down either side of the midfield. He’s a great player to have cutting inside and looking for a clever pass or taking a shot.

DM – Mathieu Flamini

Flamini’s job will be to protect the back four against several BVB players who can hurt Arsenal’s defence.

CM – Jack Wilshere

Wilshere was superb against Manchester City and looked more like the sort of Arsenal player that the club’s fans want to see.

CM – Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey has been one of the best box-to-box players over the last year and a half. He starts.

LM – Mesut Ozil

Wenger leapt to the defence of Ozil after the City game and could start him for this match, which is another chance for him to show a German background how good he is.

ST – Danny Welbeck

Welbeck missed a couple of good chances against City but all round, he looked quite sharp. That pace could be crucial on the counter attack.

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