The four years ban on Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi has over shadow the must win Champions League Group F clash between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb at Emirates Stadium at 19:45 GMT on Tuesday.
Arsenal will seek to progress in the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb at home as the Gunners have just three points out of possible four matches in their Champions League run this season.
On the other Dinamo Zagreb are of the same points and poor run as Arsenal but the Gunners are fourth with three points same points as Dinamo Zagreb who are third with goal difference.
Dinamo Zagreb have failed to win any of their last 11 away Champions League games and have never scored in eight of those games while Arsenal last won the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich but have also failed to win consecutive CL games at home since 2012.
Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb : Head-to-Head
Tonight’s game is the fourth time these two sides have met, the three previous meetings have seen Arsenal winning two with the other win to Dinamo Zagreb (which is the recent win at Dinamo Zagreb).
Arsenal have won two, lost two and drew one in their last five meetings in all competition while Dinamo Zagreb have won three games and lost two out of their last five games in all competitions
Arsenal – Team News
Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, David Ospina, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, bTheo Walcott and Francis Coquelin sidelined through injury.
The Gunners injury list is pilling up as their holding midfielder Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta in Saturday’s 2-1 lost to Westbrom.
Aaron Ramsey is back from injury, but this game is believe to be too early for him to be featured.
Mathiew Flamini is expected to partner Santi Cazorla in the Midfield with Ozil taking his number 10 role.
Kierren Gibbs will take the left flank and Alexis taking the other flank with Olivier Giroud the arrow head.
Dinamo Zagreb – Team News
Big blow for the Croatian side as Arijan Ademi’s four years football ban due to testing positive for doping in Arsenal’s 2-1 lost to Dinamo Zagreb.
Josip Pivaric will miss the game through a red card suspension where as Marko Rog will also get a one match ban should he get a yellow card in this game.
Arsenal possible lineup (4-2-3-1 formation)
Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Cazorla, Flamini, Ozil, Alexis Sanchez , Gibbs, Giroud
Dinamo Zagreb Possible Lineup (4-2-3-1 formation)
Eduado, Musa, Sigali, Taravel, Matel, Rog, Antolic, Fernandes, Machado, Pjaca, Hodzic
With how poised the two sides are for this game Arsenal are likely to carry the day to save any embarrassment.