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Sanogo gets surprise start atop Arsenal for Champions League match versus Bayern Munich

Feb 19, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

Yaya Sanogo, Martin Skrtel AP

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.

The Gunners will have Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud on the bench should added punch be needed, with names like Monreal, Jenkinson, Rosicky and Gnabry also in play.

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.

So who’s taking this leg?

  1. cornfedsoccer - Feb 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Just me or Yaya look lost up front? Bad touches.. Just slow.

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