Feb 19, 2014, 2:03 PM EST
The lineups are set as Arsenal gets set to host Bayern Munich later this hour.
The Gunners will start barely 21-year-old Yaya Sanogo atop their attack, which is otherwise loaded with familiar names. He’s appeared just thrice this year, one in the Premier League, once in Europe and once in a Cup match.
Sanogo came to Arsenal in the summer after scoring 10 goals in 13 appearances for Ligue 2’s Auxerre, the alma mater for Bacary Sagna, Philippe Mexes and Eric Cantona.
#Arsenal team to play Bayern: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Ozil, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 19, 2014
Over on the Bayern side, it’s a loaded lineup as usual, though Bastien Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller are a bit surprising on the bench, joined by van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro and Contento.
Line up FCB / Aufstellung: Neuer – Dante, Thiago, Martínez, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Götze, Lahm (K), Alaba, Kroos | ^M.Hörwick #AFCFCB
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) February 19, 2014
So who’s taking this leg?
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- FA Cup Roundup: Upsets halted with West Ham, Villa, Arsenal wins 1
- Rodgers says Balotelli needs to vastly improve before playing for Liverpool 1
- Italy head coach Antonio Conte supports Sebastian Giovinco’s move to MLS 9
- USMNT U-20s defeat El Salvador, 2-0, qualify for 2015 U-20 World Cup 2
- Jurgen Klinsmann names 23-man roster for USMNT friendlies vs. Chile, Panama 0