Confirmed: Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal line-ups: Cech benched

The line-up for Arsenal's opening Champions League game has been announced.

Arsenal travel to Dinamo Zagreb hoping to earn a key away win in their opening Champions League game.

Premier League sides Manchester City and Manchester United both suffered defeats last night, and the Gunners will want to leave Croatia with points in the bag.

The sides have met once previously, back in 2006 in a Champions League qualifier, which Arsenal won.

Tonight's team is without Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey, who were left at home as a precaution over their fitness.

The side are also reeling from the news that England internationals Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck face months on the sidelines.

Arsenal won 2-0 at the weekend against Stoke City with goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, and have now kept three successive clean sheets.

That is a record they will be keen to maintain ahead of an important Premier League fixture at the weekend against rivals Chelsea.

Dinamo Zagreb lineup


  • Eduardo
  • Ivo Pinto
  • Josip Pivarić
  • Leonardo Sigali
  • Jérémy Taravel
  • Arijan Ademi
  • Domagoj Antolić
  • Paulo Machado
  • Marko Pjaca
  • Junior Fernándes
  • El Arbi Hillel Soudani

Substitutes: Kristijan Jajalo.

Arsenal lineup


  • David Ospina
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Petr Čech, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott.

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