Arsenal took on FC Basel in the Champions League game on Wednesday night and their continued their superb run of form with another commanding first half display at the emirates. Theo Walcott scored in seventh minute to put Arsenal in lead as Arsenal dominated the game for most part. They doubled their lead before half hour mark thanks to second goal by Walcott who has now scored 5 goals in his last 7 matches.
Match Highlights (English)
Arsenal 2-0 FC Basel Highlights
[ UEFA Champions League 2016-17 ]
07′ 1 – 0 Theo Walcott scored in just 7th minute to put Arsenal in lead after a commanding start to the game.
26′ 2 – 0 Theo Walcott was at it again in 26th minute scoring his 5th in last 7 games as Arsenal take control of the match.
Both matches in Group A finished as 1-1 draws as Arsenal held PSG in Paris while Ludogorets Razgrad played out 1-1 against FC basel. Now Arsenal will be hoping to keep the pace in the group stage unlike last season when they barely qualify on the last matchday. FC Basel on the other hand are a very talented team with some quality youngsters who will be hoping to impress on big stage as the January transfer window closes in. Its all setup for a superb game on Wednesday.
Team News & Lineups: Arsenal enjoyed emphatic 3-0 win over Chelsea last weekend and they will be confident going into the game. However Arsene Wenger will be without Olivier Giroud (suspend) and Francis Coquelin (injury) both ruled out which means Arsenal are set to make several changes in the starting lineup. David Ospina will be starting ahead of Petre Cech in goal while Ramsey, Welbeck, Paulista and Mertesacker are all out injured.
This is how I expect both Arsenal and FC Basel to lineup on Wednesday night. Confirmed team news is usually available 1 hour before kickoff.
Predictions: Arsenal are favorites going into the big game but their recent Champions league struggles will keep Arsenal supporters on the edge. This should be a straight forward group for Arsenal and looking at their performances this season I can only see one result here and that is Arsenal winning with ease on Wednesday night.