Arsenal team news: Wenger without 3 star players against Bayern Munich
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be without three key players against Bayern Munich in the Champions League second-leg Last 16 tie at the Emirates on Tuesday 7 March.
Wenger will be without Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla (Achilles) and Mohamed Elneny (ankle).
Ozil also missed the Liverpool clash due to the same illness. Wenger revealed that the Germany international of Turkish origin is not physically ready for the Bayern clash despite joining team training today.
The absence of the three star players mentioned leaves Wenger light in midfield.
In other Arsenal team news Chile international star Alexis Sanchez has been included in the provisional squad despite being dropped form the starting line-up going into the 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
Sanchez is expected to return to the starting team against the German champions.
The North London side will have to turn around a 5-1 aggregate scoreline if they are to progress to the next round.
Arsenal have not made it past the Champions League Last 16 round for the past six consecutive seasons.
Provisional Arsenal squad: Cech, Ospina, Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Perez, Sanchez, Giroud