Theo Walcott will start tonight's clash with Bayern Munich on the bench, according to The Times.
Arsenal face Bayern in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.
And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a number of selection dilemmas to contend with but the report says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will replace Walcott out wide.
Granit Xhaka, who has been suspended for the last four games domestically, will take Oxlade-Chamberlain's place in central midfield.
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Barcelona legend Xavi believes Pep Guardiola will attempt to bring Jack Wilshere to Manchester City.
The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Bournemouth and will enter the final year of his Arsenal contract in the summer.
"Technically he is the sort of player that Pep loves – his only problem has been injuries," he told Fox Latin America.
"If it wasn't for the issues he has had with injuries I am sure he would be one of the best midfield players in the world.
"At the moment he seems to be doing well with his fitness – and if there is a chance to sign him in the summer I am sure Pep will give it real consideration."
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Rio Ferdinand has questioned Arsene Wenger's decision to start David Ospina over Petr Cech for Arsenal against Bayern Munich this evening.
"I don’t get this. Cech’s your best goalkeeper. Do you want to win the competition or not?" Ferdinand told BT Sport.
"Play your best goalkeeper. When the keeper changes it throws things out – no matter who he is.
"You’re used to playing with your number one goalkeeper, which is Cech every week. The centre halves immediately will be thinking “there’s something different behind me” and it creates uncertainty."