Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal Predictions & Preview
Gunners fly to Croatia for first Champions League game of the season. Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign this evening as they take on Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.
The Gunners were drawn alongside Zagreb, Olympiakos and Bayern Munich in their group for the season, and their opener comes away from home in Croatia.
Arsene Wenger‘s men have had a solid start to their Premier League campaign, picking up 10-points from their first five games. Their first game of the season ended in defeat, but since then, they have won three and drawn one.
As for Zagreb, they have already played nine games in the Croatian league, and they are sitting top of the table after winning five and drawing four.
In the nine games, they’ve managed to score 20 goals and just concede four.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal Team News
Arsenal are likely to be without Per Mertesacker who was involved in a minor car accident on Monday evening. The German was likely to feature after recovering from an illness that has kept him out of the last two games, but following the crash, he now looks set to miss out once again.
Long-term injuries to Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck keep them out of action, with both undergoing surgery, but the rest of the squad are available for Wenger.
Theo Walcott returns to the ground he netted a famous hat-trick for England back in 2008 and he’ll be hoping to get the nod over Olivier Giroud once again for the long-striker role.
Arsene Wenger has also confirmed that Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin will be rested for Saturday’s game against Chelsea.
As for Dinamo, they have a full compliment to choose from and are back in Champions League football after two years away.
The Croatian side are currently on a 41-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal Match Prediction
Despite Zagreb being on an incredible unbeaten streak, it’s doubtful they’ve come up against opposition like Arsenal and SillySeason believe the Premier League outfit will have too much on the night.
Match Prediction: Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Arsenal
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Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt