Bayern Munich star expecting to start against Arsenal after injury scare | Football

Sane caused Arsenal plenty of problems in the first leg (Picture: Getty)

Leroy Sane expects to start for Bayern Munich in their Champions League showdown against Arsenal this week.

Arsenal and Bayern fought out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg of their last 16 tie in north London last week with the return leg looming on Wednesday.

Sane caused havoc down the right at the Emirates, tormenting Jakub Kiwior who was subbed off at half-time and winning a penalty, converted by Harry Kane, after being brought down by William Saliba in the box.

The former Manchester City star was replaced after 66 minutes, however, and missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Koln.

Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel cast doubt on his involvement against Mikel Arteta’s side on Wednesday, suggesting his involvement is still ‘up in the air.’

Sane however returned to training on Monday and according to Sky Sports Germany, is likely to be fit to start at the Allianz Arena.

Manuel Neuer was also in training having missed the weekend win.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Arteta looking for a response after disappointment in the league on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

The veteran goalkeeper suffered a muscle injury while with the Germany squad last month, missing the first two games back following the international break as a result before starting in north London last week.  

Bayern have injury problems elsewhere however with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman both set to miss the second leg.

Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry was forced off in the 70th minute of the first leg with a hamstring injury. While he took part in light training duties on Monday, he will not be involved against his former side.

The German giants were dealt a further blow on Saturday with Coman picking up an injury in Saturday’s win over Koln.

The French winger was replaced after 50 minutes with a thigh injury that is expected to rule him out of the rest of the season.

Alphonso Davies meanwhile will also miss out through suspension.


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