Arsenal boss gives update on Sanchez and Ozil ahead of Bayern clash
Arsene Wenger has no plans to rest either of these two Arsenal stars on Tuesday night
Arsene Wenger has declared that he will “certainly not” rest Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
There had been suggestions that Wenger had been considering giving the two Arsenal stars a breather in midweek following a gruelling start to the season for the pair.
However, Wenger confirmed on Tuesday that he has no intention of resting either of the players for the visit of Pep Guardiola’s men to north London.
Asked if Sanchez or Ozil could be rested, Wenger told a news conference on Monday afternoon: “No. You would be surprised if I told you that I would rest them tomorrow, so I can tell you certainly not. Normally they should play tomorrow.”
Bayern have scored eight goals with no reply in their first two fixtures, winning 3-0 at Olympiacos and 5-0 at home to Dinamo.
Did you know?
Arsenal’s home record against German clubs is W10 D1 L5; overall it is W15 D6 L11.
The German side have won on their last two visits to Arsenal, which were both round of 16 first-leg assignments.
Arsenal head into the game on the back of their 3-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday evening, leaving them two points behind leaders Manchester City.