Sanogo leads Arsenal attack, watch and listen live against Bayern Munich

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Yaya Sanogo has been stunningly picked to lead the attack for Arsenal in tonight’s Champions League last 16 first leg home tie against defending champions Bayern Munich.

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The young striker was impressive against Liverpool in the FA Cup win over the weekend and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to keep him in the starting XI over Olivier Giroud, who is on the bench again.

“He is playing well, as simple as that. You can debate every position from the first to the last,” Wenger said. “Olivier Giroud has played a lot of games recently, he is a bit tired.

“We need him refreshed and to come back strong. We start a game of 180 minutes tonight and we have to consider it like that. The weight of an away goal is very important.”

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanogo. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Podolski, Giroud, Monreal, Jenkinson, Gnabry.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Thiago, Javi Martinez, Robben, Kroos, Gotze, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Muller, Contento, Schweinsteiger.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)