Arsenal have suffered a major injury setback in the form of Kieran Gibbs, who is out for the clash against Bayern Munich with an ankle injury.
The defender came off with an injury against Everton but should be back for their clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Thomas Vermaelen is likely to deputize in his position, with Nacho Monreal only nursing an injury. Gibbs joins a list of important players who will be out for Arsenal's clash against the Champions of Europe, with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Monreal, Wojciech Szczesny and Theo Walcott, each of whom would be an important miss to the side who are on a mission to achieve the impossible.
However, in some good news, Laurent Koscielny is back in the side after mising out against Everton in the quarter finals of the FA Cup and is likely to slot straight back into the back line. Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side does not have any other injury setbacks this time around, with 10 games remaining till the end of the season in the league.
"We have lost Kieran Gibbs from the squad on Saturday with an ankle problem.Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad, so the only change in the squad is Koscielny for Gibbs," Wenger told www.arsenal.com.
The Gunners have made their way into the semi-finals of the FA Cup where they will face Wigan at Wembley and move closer to ending their nine season drought without a trophy. Arsenal are favourites going into the tie, but Wenger believes that Wigan will be no pushovers, as they have shown with their shock win over Manchester City at the Etihad.
"The cup is the cup. What we have learned is that the consistency of [semi-final opponents] Wigan shows that they have the quality to deal with the pressure in the cup,"Wenger explained.
"They created a huge surprise so we are warned that only a top-level performance will get us through.
"If you want to say that we will be favourites, I agree with you, but being favourites doesn't win you games. Performances win you games and that's what we have to focus on," he concluded.