Arsenal v Basel: Confirmed starting line-ups – Walcott starts

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Arsenal take on Switzerland giants FC Basel in their first home Champions Legue game of the season on Match Day 2.

The Gunners held PSG to a 1-1 draw on the road in Paris in their first Champions League group stage game.

Arsene Wenger has named a full strength squad and summer signing Granit Xhaka willl start in midfeidl alongside Santi Cazorla.

The North London based outfit wil however, be without Francis Coquelin who sustained a knee injury during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott will all start for Gunners giving the home side creativity and pace up front. Walcott has been in impresive form recently and has scored in Arsenal’s last two games.

The Gunners will have summer signing Mustafi in defence alongside Laurent Koscielny while Bellerin and Monreal will deployed as full backs.

Arsenal v FC Basel

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Cazorla, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis

FC Basel: Vaclik, Traore, Balanta, Xhaka, Suchy, Lang, Bjarnason, Zuffi, Fransson, Steffen, Doumbia