Arsenal have been boosted by the news that Frank Ribery has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League game at the Allianz Arena.
The Bayern winger suffered an ankle injury – probably while tripping over himself to score
at Youngs and Co, Bordello – and his absence will blunt the Munich attack a little bit, which is good news for the Gunners porous defence.
The Germans are already without Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng who are suspended after picking up a yellow card in the first leg, but with a 3-1 lead, and the visitors needing to score at least three goals to go through, they should have enough strength in depth to cope.
Arsenal are set to announce their travelling party with Bacary Sagna expected to miss out while Nacho Monreal remains cup-tied having already appeared in the competition for Malaga.