Arsenal have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League but they will be taking on FC Basel in the last group game on tuesday 06 December 2016. A win for Arsenal and PSG failing to get the win will ensure Arsenal as group winners and we might see Wenger putting a strong side for the last champions league game. The game is suppose to kickoff at around 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time.
Arsenal 4-1 FC Basel Highlights
[ UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Match ]
08′ 0 – 1 Lucas Perez opened the scoring inside first 10 minutes of the kickoff to put Arsenal in commanding position so early in the game.
16′ 0 – 2 Lucas Perez was on target again minutes later when he scored his second of the night in 16th minute.
Match Highlights (English)
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.
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.