The B team. Any team which represents Arsenal has a duty to give 100% and perform with pride. So far our reserves have done just that.
We welcome Red Star and their passionate fans, who will hopefully bring the kind of atmosphere created by Koln (but not the chaos, please). If I am honest the Belgrade fans were the best part of the away leg, we won but it was turgid stuff.
Can we entertain tonight, please?
Win tonight and we top the group, which is no more than expected. We are on a different financial level to our rivals. Things will change as we enter the knockout rounds – just last night Athletico Madrid, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund (you know we will draw them!) dropped into the Europa. It will be tough to win.
But that is for another day ….
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This team seems a bit light in creative midfield and perhaps Iwobi will start. It is not a vital game and as such, why put players at risk ahead of Man City?
By the way, I have seen Red Star play at Highbury, we drew 1-1 in 1978. This was the team
Win tonight and Mr Wenger can play the Arsenal Ladies team against Bate.