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Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich, 2016-17 UEFA Champoins League: Projected Lineups, Preview

Who would you start?

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Bayern Munich will have one main goal when they travel to London for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match: Don’t become a meme by blowing a 5-1 lead.

Across the board today, your friendly neighborhood writers believe that Carlo Ancelotti will give Thiago Alcantara rest against Arsenal. With a four goal advantage, there is some wiggle room for Bayern to shift their midfield around a bit. If Thiago does get a rest, we could see two of the three (or even all three) of Xabi Alonso, Joshua Kimmich, and Arturo Vidal.

There's one change that we know will 100% happen. Rafinha is expected to start at right back with Philipp Lahm suspended for the match. Judging from the way Ancelotti has played Kimmich this season, it’s unlikely that anyone but Rafinha will start at right back.

We asked three of our writers to predict what lineup Ancelotti will play against Arsenal.

Predicted lineups




Who do you think Carlo Ancelotti is going to start against Arsenal in Tuesday’s Champions League match.

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