Date: 18th February 2013 at 5:00pm
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Arsene WengerSo having been dumped miserably out of the FA Cup over the weekend to Blackburn, Arsene Wenger must somehow rally his troops and fully focus on Bayern Munich’s visit to The Emirates tomorrow night.

The Champions League now remains our only hope of ending our trophy drought.

Wenger rested a few key players over the weekend and as such we are all expecting the Frenchman to field his strongest side against the formidable German outfit tomorrow.

A win or positive result even, is most definitely required to lift spirits at the club and get some of the Arsenal boo-boys back on Wenger’s side. Should an absolute mauling ensue then it could well have a detrimental effect on the side and derail The Gunners further.

So with that in mind, what should our starting line-up look like against Bayern?

Many will agree with how I think Wenger should set the team out:

Szczesny

Sagna               Koscielny               Vermaelen               Monreal

Arteta               Wilshere

Cazorla

Walcott                                              Podolski

Giroud

Despite his poor form since his return to the side, Bacary Sagna needs to step up to the plate and use his experience to deal with the likes of Franck Ribery and or Arjen Robben.

I think Laurent Koscielny should remain in the side as we will need speedy defenders to keep up with Bayern’s fast attack. Thomas Vermaelen and Nacho Monreal are no-brainers.

The midfield trio speak for themselves, and I would like to see Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski cause their full-backs all sorts of problems with their pace and delivery.

This game has Olivier Giroud written all over it. He will have to use his power and strength to hold up the ball and bring others into play, while also winning the ball aerially.

It is no doubt going to be a very difficult and tight contested game. But these players will need to show us what they are made of when the going gets tough.

So, who do you guys reckon should start for us against Bayern at The Emirates?

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