Bayern Munich vs Arsenal lineups, starting 11, team news for UEFA Champions League: Odegaard hoping to be fit

Arsenal head to the Allianz Arena where they will look to overcome Bayern Munich in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie.

After a shocking defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, Mikel Arteta may be picturing the Champions League as the priority as they’re now two points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Bayern, on the other hand, are in a similar position as they have already been beaten to the Bundesliga title by Bayer Leverkusen. Thomas Tuchel may be leaving his role as manager in the summer, but what better way to put yourself in the managerial shop window with a fresh Champions League medal around your neck?

The Sporting News takes a look at the two sides’ injury news and how they could line up.

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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal lineups, starting 11, team news

Thomas Tuchel faces a growing injury list ahead of taking on Arsenal with Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry both ruled out. Leroy Sane and Manuel Neuer have recovered enough from minor knocks but Alphonso Davies is suspended.

Bayern Munich starting XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Neuer (GK) — Kimmich, Dier, De Ligt, Mazraoui — Laimer, Goretzka — Sane, Musiala, Guerreiro — Kane.

Bayern Munich subs (12): Upamecano, Kim, Choupo-Moting, Zaragoza, Peretz, Müller, Ulreich, Tel, Pavlovic.

Captain Martin Odegaard was forced off late in Arsenal’s defeat to Villa but he starts alongside veteran midfielder Jorginho and Declan Rice with Gabriel Martinelli coming in to lead the attack alongside Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Gabriel, Saliba, Tomiyasu — Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice — Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Arsenal subs (12): Ramsdale, Partey, Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Kiwior, Trossard, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny, Hein, Zinchenko.

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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal kick off time

This Champions League clash takes place at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany and kicks off on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Apr. 17 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Apr. 17 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Apr. 17 8:00 p.m. BST
India Thu, Apr. 18 12:30 a.m. IST

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