Schalke vs Arsenal – Match Preview & Team News

Published November 7, 2012 by gossipzoo

Arsenal travel to Germany to take on Group B leaders Schalke in the Champions League tonight, looking to gain revenge for the 2-o defeat at the Emirates a fortnight ago. Kick-off time is at 7.45pm and the match will be screened live on Sky Sports 2 in the UK.

England international winger Theo Walcott will be assessed ahead of the game. The 23-year-old has been suffering from an illness and is a doubt for the game.

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has an ankle injury and could miss out, though he did join up with The Gunners for a training session on Monday.

Aaron Ramsey is similarly a doubt for his groin injury that he picked up in the weekend’s narrow defeat to Manchester United. Still sidelined for the visitors are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip), Gervinho (ankle), Kieran Gibbs (thigh), Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (hamstring).

For Schalke, defender Christoph Metzelder has an adductor injury which kept him out of the weekend defeat at Hoffenheim. Julian Draxler is in contention to start from his broken arm having appeared as a sub at the weekend.

Team news courtesy of Teamtalk

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