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As revealed by Goal.com on Monday, Olivier Giroud is on the bench and Aaron Ramsey is preferred over Abou Diaby, while Arjen Robben is left out of the Germans' starting line-up

Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have all returned to the Arsenal starting line-up for the crucial last-16 first-leg clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The trio were left on the substitutes' bench from the start for the shock FA Cup fifth round exit against Blackburn, with Arsene Wenger attracting ire from fans in the wake of the 1-0 loss.

Elsewhere, as revealed by Goal.com on Monday, Olivier Giroud has been omitted from the start in favour of a front three of Walcott, Cazorla and Lukas Podolski.

For Bayern, meanwhile, Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez are among the substitutes as Mario Manduzkic continues to lead the line.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Wilshere, Podolski; Walcott.
Subs: Mannone, Diaby, Rosicky, Giroud, Ox-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Jenkinson

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Martinez, Kroos, Muller, Ribery; Mandzukic
Subs: Starke, Robben, Shaqiri, Rafinha, Luiz Gustavo, Gomez, Tymoshchuk

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