Arsenal have been handed a blow ahead of their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich next week, as it was revealed Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are available to play.
Dutch star Robben and French winger Ribery – third in last year’s Ballon d’Or – both missed the international game between the sides on Wednesday but are available for Bayern’s game against Wolfsburg this weekend.
Arsenal travel to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday needing to win by at least two goals, following their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates in the first leg of the last 16 tie.
The Gunners will be without key midfielder Jack Wilshere who today was ruled out for six weeks after suffering a broken foot in Engalnd’s friendly against Denmark.
They are also without first choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny after he was sent off for a foul on Robben in the clash at the Emirates. Despite the enormity of the task, Arsenal can take comfort in the fact that they beat Bayern 2-0 at the ground in last season’s competition, however it was in vain as they went out on away goals following a 3-1 home defeat.