Hello Internet, It’s Your DailyPickMeUp and it’s Champions League time and this time, we look at Arsenal’s first venture into the group stages as they go to Croatia tonight to take on Dinamo Zagreb and after a somewhat rocky start for the Gunners in the Premier League, I’m positive that all Gunners will want 3 points by the end of the game. The Champions League has been an ambition, if not an obsession for Arsenal ever since 2006 when they finished as Runners Up in Paris, only narrowly losing to Barcelona and apart from making it to the Last 16 most of the time after that, Arsenal have never come that close to the Final, apart from one Semi Final Appearance. Albeit, we have been in this competition for 18 consecutive
Arsenal tonight are likely to be without Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck or Jack Wilshire although they’ll be without the two latters until Christmas at least but we still have a very strong force that should be enough to secure the victory, as long as we do not underestimate this Croatian team tonight, we should win this quite comfortable, despite playing away from home…I don’t see Arsenal struggling tonight, even though we have Chelsea in a few days time, although I would expect early substitutions in the second half by Wenger to get the likes of Sanchez and Ramsey rested. Should be a good game hopefully, we won’t end up like the two Manchester clubs last night.
My predicted score- Zagreb 1 Arsenal 3
My team for the game (Not in their accurate positions)
Defenders- Monreal, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel
Midfielders- Ozil, Sanchez, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Coquelin
Come on Arsenal!