MX23RW : Sunday, September 23 07:11:43

Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Arsenal

Preview: Schalke vs. Arsenal
© PA Photos
Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League clash between Arsenal and Schalke in Germany.

Arsenal travel to Germany to face Schalke 04 in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday having been thoroughly outclassed by their opponents at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay got the goals as the Gunners slumped to their first defeat in this season's competition.

Arsene Wenger's men have enjoyed two wins and one loss in all competitions since then, while Schalke suffered a rare league defeat on Saturday when they went down 3-2 at Hoffenheim.

The hosts have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match and will expect Huntelaar, Afellay and Jefferson Farfan to lead their attack.

Vito Mannone should start in goal for Arsenal as Wojciech Szczesny remains sidelined through injury. Jack Wilshere should also keep his place in the side following his recent return from injury and Theo Walcott may be handed a place in the team.

Recent form:

Schalke: WWWWWL

Arsenal: WLLWWL

Possible lineups:

Schalke: Unnerstall; Uchida, Howedes, Matip, Fuchs; Neustadter, Jones; Holtby, Afellay; Farfan, Huntelaar

Arsenal: Mannone; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos; Cazorla, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott; Podolski, Giroud

Sports Mole says: 2-0

Share this article now:
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates with Ibrahim Afellay
Read Next:
Team News: Huntelaar, Afellay start for Schalke
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea55001441015
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
7Bournemouth63121011-110
8Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
9Arsenal530210919
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton513189-16
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104511-63
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account