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Arsenal v Monaco predicted lineups and match preview

Arsenal and Monaco go head-to-head in the champions League later this week.

To be played on Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 19:45. Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Odds: Arsenal 1/2, Draw 3/1, Monaco 6/1

Arsenal take on Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

The Gunners’ manager Arsene Wenger will know the French side extremely well having previously been in charge there, and while Arsenal will be quietly confident of progressing they will not be taking the Ligue 1 side lightly.

Monaco won Group C ahead of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, Zenit St Petersburg and Benfica.

They are currently fourth in Ligue 1 with 43 points from 25 matches, while Arsenal have 48 points from 26 games in the Premier League.

Monaco are without the suspended Jeremy Toulalan for the first leg while they have injury doubts over Tiemoue Bakayoko (thigh), Joao Moutinho (ankle), Ricardo Carvalho (calf) and Andrea Raggi (knee).

As for Arsenal, they will be without Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Abou Diaby while there are doubts regarding Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin).

Arsenal predicted lineup

  • David Ospina
  • Calum Chambers
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Monaco predicted lineup

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Aymen Abdennour
  • Fabinho
  • Layvin Kurzawa
  • Wallace
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco
  • Geoffrey Kondogbia
  • João Moutinho
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Matheus Carvalho

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