Preferred Starting XI To Face Borussia Dortmund

By on October 21, 2013

After another excellent performances in the Premier League, we get back to Champions League action when 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund visit the Emirates on Tuesday night.

We sit pretty at the top of Group F following wins over Marseille and Napoli but the big test is upon us and if we can get another three points, we’ll all but secure our place in the knockout stages.

Arsene Wenger confirmed earlier today that midfielder Mathieu Flamini will miss the game due to concussion. The Frenchman was forced off against Norwich on Saturday after a clash of heads and the clubs medical staff have advised that we enforce the ‘5 day rule’ with injuries such as these so Flamini won’t feature.

This means Aaron Ramsey will return to the centre of the park and start alongside Mikel Arteta. While we may miss Flamini’s tenacious spirit, Rambo is in the form of his life so should prove to be a more than able deputy.

The majority of the team should really pick itself right now, but the big decision will be who starts on the wings. I’d be tempted to stick with the same front-line that started against Norwich, so Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla, although the Spaniard did look a little rusty so I wouldn’t be surprised if Tomas Rosicky came in for him.

Here’s the team I’d go with:

What do you think of my team? Who would you pick?


  1. Amon amos

    October 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I think roscky may stert,he brings experience& speed, cazala can cm in the 2nd hf.

  2. jemine

    October 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    i think the starting line up is just okay like this, everybody can not start…. but we must bring in Rosicky in the early second half to give Dortmund a real problem with his pace. Arsenal will beat Dortmund by 3-0. many will not see this as reality but i am sorry thats the way it will be tomorrow. Gunners 4 life


    October 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I lve 2 see da team cc played on saturday.


    October 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    T team s oky.carzola s under presure coz evrybdy n t team s shwng t fightng spirit.let him start 2 prove who he s.

  5. Gerald

    October 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    ovcos da tim z fine eccept i wud sub wilshere 4 rosicky in da 50th min.

  6. Allan1340

    October 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I believe we will Rosicky to start instead of Cazorla, with Cazorla lack of play the little Mozart are our best option.

  7. Alan

    October 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Cazorla and Wilshire swap….

  8. Alan

    October 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    It may be a Rosiki start though…..

  9. Alan

    October 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry … Rosicky !!

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