Gunners fans at the Transfer Tavern will be watching both Group A fixtures closely on Tuesday night aware that even a win against bottom team Basel, may not be enough for Arsenal to secure top spot in the group.
Following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with PSG in November, Wenger now needs Ludogorets Razgrad, currently third in the group with a -9 goal difference, to win or draw away at Parc De Princes, Paris.
If the Bulgarian side achieve this, seemingly impossible task, then Arsenal would just need to win or draw at Basel to go through as Group A winners.
Arsenal are currently unbeaten in 19 games and sitting second in the Premier League, they were last beaten in August by Klopp’s high flying Liverpool.
This fixture is a must win game for Arsenal, even if their fate is not in entirely in their own hands, they need to try and avoid finishing second place and facing Europe’s elite so early in the competition.
This game will not be straight forward for Wenger, Basel have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League if they win giving this game an extra edge.
So, which XI will Wenger field to beat Basel? Our landlord thinks this is the XI Wenger must field…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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