Teams: Arsenal v CSKA Moscow: Cech & Lacazette start

By on April 5, 2018

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Arsenal welcome CSKA Moscow to the Emirates this evening for the first leg of our Europa League quarter-final tie.

Arsene Wenger has decided to recall Petr Cech for the game with David Ospina not involved in the squad due to an apparent ankle injury. Alexandre Lacazette also starts ahead of Danny Welbeck.

Otherwise, it’s as you’d expect with Laurent Koscielny back in defence in place of Calum Chambers while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Granit Xhaka also get recalls.

These are the lined-ups:


Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere; Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Lacazette

Subs: Macey, Holding, Chambers, Kolasinac, Elneny, Iwobi, Welbeck

CSKA Moscow

Akinfeev, Schennikov, A.Berezutski, V.Berezutski, Ignasevich, Kuchaev, Dzagoev, Natcho, Wernbloom, Golovin, Musa

Subs: Pomazum, Milanov, Vitinho, Bistrovic, Chalov, Zhamaletdinov, Khosonov