(SportingAlert) — Arsene Wenger makes three changes to his Arsenal side for tonight’s Champions League Group D opener against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.
Wenger has decided to start 19-year-old Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Mikel Arteta and in the three changes from the team that started in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the weekend.
As expected, Bellerin gets the start at right-back for the injured Mathieu Debuchy, with Gibbs on the other side and Arteta, recovering from an ankle problem playing in midfield.
Former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck leads the line for Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil all starting as well.
Despite recently making a scoring return to the German side over the weekend, former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has to settle for a place on the bench tonight for Borussia Dortmund, with Milos Jojic, Adrian Ramos, who has been very impressive since joining the team and Matthias Ginter also substitutes.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sven Bender, Sebastian Kehl, Kevin Grosskreutz, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Italian striker all start Ciro Immobile.
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Papastathopoulos, Schmelzer, Durm, Kehl, Bender, Grosskreutz, Immobile, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang. Subs: Langerak, Bandowski, Ginter, Jojic, Amini, Kagawa, Ramos.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck. Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Campbell, Podolski