Confirmed Arsenal line-up: Wenger makes two changes v Basel
By Dominic Toner
Arsene Wenger has made two changes for the home match against Basel from the team that beat Chelsea 3-0.
The Gunners host their Swiss opponents in the Champions League on Wednesday night and will be hoping for their first three points of the group stages.
David Ospina and Granit Xhaka have come into the starting line up and will hope to impress.
Petr Cech and Francis Coquelin have been dropped from the team, with the latter sustaining an injury against Chelsea on Saturday.
The club were concerned that the French midfielder would be sidelined until the new year but he is now set just to miss three weeks with a knee problem.
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Arsenal revealed their line up on their official Twitter account.
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Goalkeeper Ospina has been restored to the side and appears to be Wenger’s preferred goalkeeper in Europe ahead of Cech.
The Colombian responded to the surprise call-up in the opening group match against Paris Saint-Germain with an outstanding display that ensured his team a valuable point.
Swiss midfielder Xhaka will also hope to make an impact in the midfield and used to play for opponents Basel.
Chaka, 24, has made seven appearances for the Gunners since his arrival in the summer and scored two fantastic goals already.
Alexis Sanchez has regained his place as the club’s striker and new recruit Lucas Perez will provide back-up from the bench.
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