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Team News: Arsenal unchanged for Bayern Munich clash

Arsene Wenger names an unchanged Arsenal side for the crucial Champions League Group F match with Bayern Munich.

Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged Arsenal side as the Champions League Group F bottom side host group leaders Bayern Munich this evening.

Petr Cech is handed his first European start for the Gunners after being controversially left out in the 3-2 home defeat to Olympiacos, while Hector Bellerin is again given the nod over Mathieu Debuchy at right-back.

Theo Walcott is again preferred to Olivier Giroud in the striker role, despite the Frenchman scoring within minutes of coming off the bench in the 3-0 win over Watford at the weekend.

Giroud is on a defensive-minded bench alongside Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also has to make do with a place as a substitute.

For Bayern, the only change made by Pep Guardiola is to bring Douglas Costa into the midfield for right-back Rafinha, a change which is likely to see captain Philipp Lahm drop back into defence.

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez; Walcott
Subs: Macey, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal; Costa, Thiago, Muller, Lewandowski
Subs: Ulreich, Martinez, Rafinha, Kirchhoff, Coman, Kimmich, Gaudino

Follow live coverage of the clash between the top and bottom side here.

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Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (C) celebrates with Hector Bellerin (L) and Olivier Giroud (R) as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on October 17, 2015 in Watford, England.
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