Tonight’s match in Greece is undoubtedly Arsenal’s defining game of the season. With the club languishing in mid-table and out of the domestic cup competitions, this is the last opportunity for the Gunners to salvage something from a very disappointing campaign.
Manager Mikel Arteta’s team selection against Manchester City clearly showed where his priorities lie and he will be expecting his well-rested eleven to take the game to Benfica.
It’s bizarre to think that this is Arsenal’s ‘home’ game so they do have an ‘away’ goal to take with them to the Karaiskakis Stadium, and they will be hoping to complete the job and progress to the last 16.
So who will be in the starting lineup for the match? Press the next page as we predict the eleven.