Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich International Champions Cup Best Dream 11 Team
Continuing their pre-season visit of USA, Premier League side Arsenal will commence their International Champions Cup today when they take on Bayern Munich. The match will follow up for Arsenal a 3-0 win over Major Soccer League side Colorado Rapids from a couple of days back.
However this match holds a completely different identity for a side who are currently embroiled in massive problems off the field. With owner Stan Kroenke refusing to divest money in the club, supporters have spoken out against an ownership regime which they term has lead the club on a massive downward spiral in the last couple of years.
In lieu of a massive backlash by the supporters, Arsenal manager Unai Emery in the build-up to today’s match spoke about how the club were committed to pushing for their transfer target. The club have in recent times been linked to Real Madrid’s Dani Cabellos on loan alongside with the permanent transfers of William Saliba and Everton Soares.
For Emery and the current Arsenal side meanwhile, today’s match and their pre-season schedule is all about papering over the cracks which saw the side end outside the Champions League spots previous season. The defensive setup is as paper thin as they get with the attacking department asked to pick up the pieces of what is far from a backline worthy of challenging for major titles.
It is exactly this problem which Emery will be looking to address today when Arsenal take on a Bayern Munich side who will be playing their first pre-season match. Although a majority of their side have been called up for today’s match in the ICC Champions Trophy, a global tournament featuring 7 iconic teams, the German outfit are still without several of their main starters.
This is a fixture Arsenal have completely hated playing in with Bayern Munich dominating them. They have won seven of the 13 encounters rummaged between the two with Arsenal finding themselves on the winning end in 4 of them along with the 2 draws. The last time these two met was in 2017 in China when Arsenal had prevailed on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after the 90 minutes.
As far as this encounter goes, Arsenal look the likelier side to win this solely on the basis of them having already taken to the field prior to today’s match. The players have managed to get into the groove of competitive football along with several bench players getting important playing time to bid for a permanent spot in the playing 11. This should be a high scoring match, one where Arsenal’s daunting strike force should see them accumulate the three points.
Goal-Keeper for ARS vs BAY
With Arsenal bound to play an extremely strong side for this one as they look to iron out the pertinent issues in the side, goal-keeper Bernd Leno is expected to start the match. He’s our option as well for this match with us expecting him to come up with several pivotal saves across the course of the contest.
Defenders for ARS vs BAY
With club captain Laurent Koscienly leaving the club in a predicament after refusing to travel with the side citing his desire to leave the club, Arsenal will turn to Ainsley Maitland Niles and Nacho Monreal for this one. Both of them come in for us as with Arsenal bound to take their defensive aberrations more seriously and imbed a finer culture of defending in their pre-season matches.
Meanwhile from Bayern Munich we have new signing Benjamin Pavard come in for us with the club bound to give him the maximum playing time as they look to see how to fit in the newest entrant into their side.
Midfielders for ARS vs BAY
Still to replace Robben and Ribery with their pursuit of Callum Hodson-Odoi and Leroy Sane not having gone down as the club would have fathomed, both Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman should play the majority of this match. Currently their two wide men, the club will be looking to see how the two can function for the club and if they are worthy of stepping into the roles permanently.
Corentin Tolisso comes in as well from Bayern Munich while from Arsenal we have the lone selection of Joe Willock in this facet.
Strikers for ARS vs BAY
We venture into the final facet of our Dream 11 side having decided to splurge the money in this department. With Lacazette, Ozil and Aubameyang having played just 11 minutes in the previous encounter, expect Emery to imbed his main strike force right from the start for this one.
This sees us go in for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal with the two expected to find themselves among the goals when against a Bayern Munich defence which is still far from its functioning best. Meanwhile from Bayern Munich we have gone ahead with Robert Lewandowski with Arsenal’s torrid defence seeing him a must own despite the limited minutes he should get today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone ahead with Aubameyang as our choice for captain while its Lewandowski who becomes our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Xhaka, Willock; Nelson, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Martinez, Alaba; Tolisso, Thiago; Gnabry, Goretzka, Coman; Lewandowski
International Champions Cup 2019
Match: Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich
Date And Time: 18th July, Thursday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles