Arsenal have a number of reasons for needing to win the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb this evening, with a little bit of revenge for the defeat in Croatia probably more important to the Arsenal fans that to our manager.

But Arsene Wenger knows that the Gunners need to win to have any hope of staying in the Champions League past the group stage or even of having Europa League games on Thursdays and he has said that he would take Europe┬┤s second club competition very seriously if we were to drop into it, so I expect a strong Arsenal line up to take to the Emirates pitch tonight.

But I do think that he will want to rest at least one first team player in Alexis Sanchez, even though the Chilean showed little sign last weekend of any fatigue or burn out from his heavy schedule. It looks like Aaron Ramsey is back on contention though and this can allow Cazorla to play on the flank instead of Alexis. The only other change I foresee is to maybe have Gabriel come in.

Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Ramsey, Flamini
Campbell, Ozil, Cazorla

This team, if Wenger plays it, will surely be able to keep the flames of our UCL dreams flickering.

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