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Champs League: Arsenal, City play for pride in dead rubbers

Dailybhaskar.com   |  Dec 04, 2012, 09:29AM IST
New Delhi: Although, they have already secured progression but Arsene Wenger's side must perform better that Schalke against Montpellier to take top spot the group. 
 
The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may go for an overhaul in the team against Olympiakos as they have already have qualification in their hand. 
 
Due to his abdomen injury, Andre Santos still remains doubtful but could feature at left-back. But Abou Diaby (thigh) and Lukasz Fabianski (shoulder) are confirmed to miss the action. 
 
Francis Coquelin is likely to start for the Gunners in the midfield after recovering from injury alongside Tomas Rosicky, who is also expected to make a comeback through this game. Johan Djourou will also be available in defence.
 
On the other side, Olympiakos boss Leonardo Jardim has no injury concerns in this game. 
 
Avraam Papadopoulous (with knee injury) is sure to miss action. 
 
Kostas Mitroglu and Giannis Maniatis had picked up slight injuries in the previous game but are likely to be present in the team. 
 
In another major clash of the day, Borussia Dortmund will be up against Manchester City. 
 
Jurgen Klopp has a completely fit squad with players. He likely to rest some players as the top spot already guaranteed.
 
Whereas, Roberto Mancini will be without any recognised faces in the left-backs as Gael Clichy (with ankle injury) and Aleksander Kolarov (with groin injury) are likely to miss the Dortmund outing. 
 
James Milner is sure to miss the action as he picked up an injury at Wigan last week. Jack Rodwell and Micah Richards, still nursing their hamstring and knee injuries are likely to stay away from the field. 
 
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