Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Probable Line-ups – Star midfielder could be dropped

Bayern Munich take welcome Arsenal to the Allianz Arena in the first-leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie.

The Gunners face Bayern for the fourth time at this stage in the competition since 2005, with the German giants progressing on the past three occasions.

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Mesut Ozil has not scored for the North London outfit since 10 December 2016 and the BBC report that he could end up being dropped by head coach Arsene Wenger as a result of his poor form.

The Germany international of Turkish origin has gone eight games without scoring. Ozil was averaging 0.69 goals or assists per 90 minutes between August and December but that number has dropped to 0.21 per game in 2017.

The Gunners last win against Bayer came in the second leg of their second round tie back in March 2013.

Last six meetings
2013, Round of 16, first leg: Arsenal 1-3 Bayern Munich
2013, Round of 16, second leg: Bayern Munich 0-2 Arsenal
2014, Round of 16, first leg: Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
2014, Round of 16, second leg: Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal
2015, Group F: Arsenal 2-0 Bayern Munich
2015, Group F: Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

Wenger will welcome back Granit Xhaka who has missed recent domestic action due to being suspended. Mohamed Elneny is also an option after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Gunners will however, be without Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey.

Bayern meanwhile are without Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng.

Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Probable Line-ups

Bayern probable line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Martinez, Alaba, Thiago, Alonso, Vidal, Lewandowski, Muller, Robben

Arsenal probable line-up: Ospina; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Elneny, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck