Arsenal latest: Sanogo and Martinez to start v Dortmund; Wenger critical of McNair

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All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates ahead of the game with Borussia Dortmund this evening.

Arsenal take on Borussia Dortmund this evening in the Champions League and have some serious selection problems ahead of them.

They are without Jack Wilshere, who picked up an ankle injury at the weekend, while Aaron Ramsey is out of form - meaning a re-jig in midfield is likely.

They are also missing their two lead strikers. Danny Welbeck looks set to miss the game with a knee injury and Olivier Giroud, who returned much earlier from a broken leg than it was first estimated, is not registered in the Champions League.

That means Yaya Sanogo is likely to start the game up top for The Gunners. Other options include Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell but Arsene Wenger has shown in the past he is not afraid to go with Sanogo in big matches, despite him having yet to score for Arsenal in a competitive match.

Another problem is the goalkeeping department. Wojciech Szczesny is out of the game with a hip injury while summer signing David Ospina is also injured. In the absence of the pair third choice stopper Emiliano Martinez is set to start the fixture. Ryan Huddart, who was relieved of under-19 duties today, will be on the Arsenal bench.

Arsene Wenger has criticised Manchester United defender Paddy McNair for the hard challenge that injured Wilshere so badly on Saturday.

He said of the United man:

"It doesn't look good but the tackle approached him from the side. I watched it again he moved the ball away just too much, then when he dived to make the pass McNair dived in and took him from the back and the side.

"When you see the picture is it very bad. I don't think it was a tackle with a desire to hurt. I think he went for the ball, but it was a late tackle and a tackle that a young player can do. But it was a bad foul."

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