LONDON, Sporting Alert – Arsenal have made two changes from the side which lost to West Bromwich in the Premier League for today’s Champions League must win clash against Dinamo Zagreb at Emirates Stadium.
We will keep you updated on the scores from this group right here on this page so keep visiting.
UPDATE 3: GOAL! ARSENAL 3-0 D ZAGREB (Sanchez, 69)
Alexis Sanchez has brace his brace tonight, nice run from Joel Campbell, who slips the Chilean forward in as he skipped past the keeper and slot into the empty net.
UPDATE 2: GOAL! ARSENAL 2-0 D ZAGREB (Sanchez, 33)
Alexis Sanchez have now added a second for the home side after he sided footed home into an open net. Gunners are up and running.
UPDATE: GOAL! ARSENAL 1-0 D ZAGREB (Ozil, 29)
Great cross from Alexis Sanchez from the left hand side and Mesut Ozil heads home low from close range.
Quick update in the other game in this group: Bayern 4-0 Olympiakos – Good News For Arsenal
The Gunners are sitting last in Group F and must beat Dinamo Zagreb to stay in contention of making the knockout round.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to name Mathieu Flamini in his starting team as the replacement for the injured Francis Coquelin, while striker Joel Campbell comes into the team for full-back Kieran Gibbs.
Also starting are Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, while Olivier Giroud leads the attacking line.
Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny will be the starting center-backs, with Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal playing in the backline as well.
Interestingly, despite being ruled out with an injury, midfielder Aaron Ramsey returns and will start on the bench for Arsenal.
Talented 17-year-old French winger Jeff Reine-Adelaide is also the bench for the English Premier League side, so too are Mathieu Debuchy, Gabriel Paulista and Calum Chambers.
Arsenal must win today and hope that either Bayern Munich or Olympiakos suffer a defeat, preferably the Greeks – to keep their hopes alive.
A draw in the match between Bayern Munich and Olympiakos would mean Arsenal would be out of the Champions League, regardless of how their game at home turns out.
Several pundits are already predicting the Gunners to be dumped for the tournament.
Arsenal Team: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Flamini, Cazorla, Campbell, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gabriel, Gibbs, Chambers, Ramsey, Reine-Adelaide.
Dinamo Zagreb Team: Eduardo, Ivo Pinto, Sigali, Matel, Taravel, Antolic, Paulo Machado, Goncalo Santos, Rog, Fernandes, Pjaca. Subs: Mikulic, Musa, Sovsic, Pavicic, Coric, Soudani.