Oct 19, 2016

    Gunners set to shoot down Ludogorets


    ARSENAL look a solid bet

    to continue their Champions League unbeaten start when they host Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets Razgrad tonight.

    The Gunners were unfortunate not to win in

    Paris before form striker

    Theo Walcott scored a

    brace to beat Basel.

    Walcott scored twice again on Saturday as a gritty Arsenal dug in for a 10-man 3-2 win over Swansea that saw them climb level with Manchester City at the top

    of the Premier League.

    One note of caution for the hosts is that Ludogorets took the lead in both their games,

    a 1-1 draw with the Swiss and

    a 3-1 home defeat by PSG.

    As coach of Sevilla last season, Unai Emery beat Basel on the way to winning the Europa League. Now, his current charges, French champions Paris Saint-Germain, host them in confident mood, thanks to Uruguayan striker

    Edinson Cavani - enjoying a purple patch of 15 goals in his last 11 games - and Brazilian playmaker Lucas.

    Both scored in a weekend win. Basel's Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason scored in his last match in Paris, albeit in a 5-2 defeat at the Stade de France against hosts France in the quarter-finals of the Euros.

    The Swiss champions warmed up with a 3-0 win over Luzern and can welcome back players whose legs

    were saved at the weekend.

    At Munich, Bayern host PSV with Carlo Ancelotti slamming their "bad attitude" in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt

    and club chairman

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge describing the performance

    as "unacceptable".

    They need a win to steady the ship after a last time-out loss to Atletico Madrid left them in second, three points off the Spanish pacesetters.

    Franck Ribery misses the match with a leg injury and

    a win will be Bayern's first

    in their last four outings.