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Arsenal B Team to face Bayern?
Reports have been suggested that Jack Wilshire could have aggrevated his ankle and may even be out for longer then 3 weeks, but this is according Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger.
However the incredible news breaking over the last 48 hours is Wenger has already thrown the towel in and has hinted at the players likely to miss out in tonights Champions League tie against Bayern Munich. So far we know Monreal, Sagna, Podolski and keeper Szczęsny have not traveled to Munich for their second leg tie against Bayern Munich which they trail 3-1.
Sources close to Wenger are suggesting that Cazorla, Walcott and perhaps even Koscielny won’t start, and that 3rd choice keeper Fabianski and Gervinho are certain to.
Whatever the situation, this seems to be Wengers strangest move ever. Yes the tie theoretically is over, but look at Celtic. 3-0 down, not as strong a team, but did they give up? No. They gave 100% and with a better referee could have easily got a result.
Wenger has decided to concede defeat and perhaps invite an onslaught from Bayern. Fans who have/are travelling to Munich are furious to hear the team rumours, however it could all be a very clever tactic. Or is it?
Even full strength, Arsenal are not as good enough as Bayern to even challenge to a 3-0 victory, and Wengers lack of homework on the Germans cost him dearly in the first leg. But to now almost concede defeat and field a weaker team is one I have never seen the Champions League knockout stages.
If Arsenal come out red faced by tomorrow, could that be yet another nail in an almost metallic covered coffin for Wenger?
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