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Arsenal vs Schalke 04 Preview

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Arsenal vs Schalke 04

 

 

Arsenal vs Schalke 04 Preview:

Arsene Wenger’s team will look to enlarge their unbelievable record in the Champions League. Arsenal welcomes German Schalke at the Emirates Stadium with a number of key players injured.

Arsenal have had a very unconcerned start to the EPL this season. They stand in a unsatisfactory ninth place with twelve points in eight matches. Also, they have lost two of their last three league games.  In the Champions League they hold a very strong position with two wins from two games.

Schalke has started well in the Bundesliga and holds third with seventeen points in eight games.  They have won three of their last four league matches, specially, a brilliant away victory over Borussia Dortmund this weekend.  In the Champions League they have four points from two games.

After losing Robin Van Persie in the summer, Arsenal seems to have some problems in attack. Podolski and Giroud have scored just three goals this season. Schalke are looking to fight the Bundesliga title. Their opening form is very hopeful with only one defeat in eight matches.

In the game against Norwich, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Arsenal’s injury list with Bacary Sagna, Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny and Abou Diaby.  Kieran Gibbs has started his fitness, but it seems to be that he will give his flank to Andre Santos.

But Arsene Wenger has good news with the return to fitness of Jack Wilshere. But probably in this match he’ll remain on the bench.

Schalke will play without young German international Julian Draxler. Huub Stevens suggested that if he wants, he may play with a cast on his arm. Kyriakos Papadopulous will be unavailable for this clash, while Christoph Metzelder is also under doubt.

Arsenal line-up: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud.

Arsenal

Last three matches:

Norwich City 1 – Arsenal 0;

West Ham 1 – Arsenal 3;

Arsenal 3 – Olympiakos Piraeus 1.

 

Schalke line-up: Unnerstall, Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs, Neustadter, Hoger, Farfan, Holtby, Afellay, Huntelaar.

Schalke 04 Affelay

Last three matches:

Borussia Dortmund 1 – Schalke 04 2;

Schalke 04 3 – VfL Wolfsburg 0;

Schalke 04 2 – Montpellier HSC 2.

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