Bayern Munich v Arsenal team news: Laurent Koscielny wins his fitness battle to start for the Gunners, 18-year-old Isaac Hayden on Arsenal bench
French defender had been a doubt with a hamstring injury
Tuesday 11 March 2014
Laurent Koscielny has won his fitness battle to start for Arsenal in their crucial Champions League last-16 second leg fixture at the Allianz Arena.
The French defender had missed Arsenal's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Everton on Saturday with a hamstring problem.
Elsewhere, club-captain Thomas Vermaelen starts at left-back with Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal sidelined.
Lukas Podolski comes in for Mathieu Flamini, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moving to the centre of midfield.
In addition, Arsenal have brought only six substitutes to Munich, including the 18-year-old Isaac Hayden, who has made just one previous appearance for the Gunners - starting in the League Cup penalty victory at West Brom in September. Ryo Miyaichi travelled, but was reportedly not eligible to play.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Martinez, Dante, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Thiago; Robben Gotze, Ribery; Mandzukic.
Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Boateng, Muller, Kroos.
Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud.
Subs: Viviano, Rosicky, Flamini, Jenkinson, Gnabry, Hayden.
Latest in Sport
Phil Jagielka: I may never win back England place, says Everton defender
Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
Rio Ferdinand mocks Jamie Carragher's Liverpudlian accent... but Liverpool man hits back at Londoner
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Comment: Alan Pardew is just a stooge for Mike Ashley who runs Newcastle like his shops – cheap foreign imports and a tame manager
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes