CONFIRMED: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal lineups – Podolski starts

Arsenal will take on Bayern Munich in tonight’s crucial Champions League last 16 second leg, with the Gunners needing two goals in the imposing Allianz Arena without reply to force extra time against the reigning European Champions.


A whole host of Arsenal players are missing tonight, with Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, and Aaron Ramsey just some of the stars out injured.

Here are the confirmed lineups:

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Martinez, Dante, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Thiago, Robben, Gotze, Ribery, Mandzukic

Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Boateng, Muller, Kroos, Pizzaro

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Viviano, Jenkinson, Rosický, Flamini, Gnabry, Hayden

What do you think? Can Arsenal pull this off? Let me know in the comments below…