Predicted Arsenal XI vs AS Monaco: recalls for Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla

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Arsenal travel to France on Tuesday night, hoping to achieve the seemingly impossible by overturning a two-goal deficit against AS Monaco in the UEFA Champions League lat 16 second leg.

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The Gunners MUST score at least three goals to even stand a chance of progressing into the quarter-finals and here’s how we reckon Arsene Wenger’s side will line up.

Formation: 4-3-3.

GK: David Ospina

The Colombian international has established himself as the club’s current number one. His performance in the first leg was called into question, so expect a response.

RB: Hector Bellerin

Another player who struggled in the 3-1 defeat at the Emirates, but the youngster has progressed enormously this season and will start again in France.

CB: Per Mertesacker

At fault for Monaco’s second goal in the first leg, then dropped for the Everton game four days later. Back in the team due to Gabriel’s injury, the German looked back to his best against Man United – his leadership and experience will be key.

CB: Laurent Koscielny

When the Frenchman plays, Arsenal usually look more solid. The best defender at the club was superb on Saturday and will need to on top form again.

LB: Nacho Monreal

One of Wenger’s toughest decisions will be who to deploy at left-back. Kieran Gibbs is more suited to an all-out attack approach than Monreal, but, given that Arsenal don’t have to chase the game from the get-go, expect the more defensive-minded Spaniard to start.

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