Arsenal vs Galatasaray team news: Jack Wilshere does NOT start in Champions League

Arsene Wenger makes three expected changes from Spurs draw

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Jack Wilshere has not been deemed fit enough to start in the crunch Champions League clash against Turkish opponents Galatasaray

The England midfielder injured his ankle in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at the weekend but it was hoped he may be fit in time to play this match.

However with Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey definitely missing for the match against Chelsea on Sunday, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has decided not to risk Wilshere, though he is on the bench.

Wenger, who celebrates 18 years in charge today has brought in Mathieu Flamini, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez for the injured trio.

Experienced Italian coach Cesare Prandelli rested a number of players at the weekend for the 2-1 win against Sivasspor and brings three of them back into the fold tonight.

Former Inter Milan forward Goran Pandev, Yekta Kurtulus and Brazilian Alex Telles come in.


Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck.

Subs: Ospina, Rosicky, Podolski, Wilshere, Campbell, Coquelin, Bellerin.

Galatasaray: Muslera; Chedjou, Melo, Kaya; Veysel, Yekta, Dzemaili, Telles; Sneijder; Pandev, Yılmaz.

Subs: Bolat, Altintop, Bulut, Bruma, Balta, Adin, Camdal.