By Amir Mir

Arsenal should make five changes to their starting line-up when they take on Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Arsene Wenger’s side face a difficult Champions League encounter on home soil, but they know three points could almost guarantee them top spot in Group A.

The north London club are currently level on points with the Ligue 1 champions after four encounters and have already qualified to the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsenal produced a disappointing display during their 1-1 Premier League encounter against Manchester United on Saturday.

Therefore, Wenger should axe Theo Walcott, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Nacho Monreal and rest Petr Cech for the midweek fixture against the French side.

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As a result, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Olivier Giroud, Granit Xhaka, Kieran Gibbs and David Ospina should all come into the starting XI.

Forward Walcott has produced poor performances in recent weeks and should be dropped for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who made a difference from the bench against United at the weekend.

Additionally, striker Giroud, who scored the late equaliser at Old Trafford, should start in a forward role with Mohamed Elneny missing out.

It means Aaron Ramsey, who was utilised in a wide role against United, must start in the middle of the park alongside Xhaka, who replaces the more defensive thinking Coquelin.

This adds more creativity in midfield for the home side as they look for the all important three points with Mesut Ozil in behind Giroud in attack and Alexis Sanchez on the left flank.

Furthermore, Wenger should freshen up his backline by starting Gibbs for Monreal and rotating goalkeepers Cech and Ospina.

In other Arsenal team news, Gary Lineker has defended Arsene Wenger on Twitter after Piers Morgan claim.