Spanish centre-back Ignasi Miquel was the only player from outside the first-team squad to train with Arsene Wenger’s side at London Colney this morning as the Gunners fine-tuned their preparations ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League Last 16 1st leg tie with Bayern Munich at Emirates Stadium.
The majority of the squad was in attendance for the session, with only Kieran Gibbs missing out altogether. The left-back could return in time for the 2nd leg at the Allianz Arena, whilst Laurent Koscielny trained on his own in the gym as a precaution after picking up a knock. It is not currently clear whether the French defender will be available for tomorrow’s game, with Bacary Sagna a possible option to fill in at centre-back should Koscielny not make the cut. Thomas Vermaelen, meanwhile, is set to start at left-back with January signing Nacho Monreal cup-tied.
subs: Mannone, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Diaby.