Match date: 24 Nov 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Champions League
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1 (-2 AH)
| Match result:
3-0 - Won
Arsenal is in very unpleasant situation, they are at third position in Champions league group F with only three points from previous four games. They will now host Dinamo Zagreb in 5th round and have imperative to win here. 2nd placed Olympiakos has 6 points more but they are now playing against strongest team in this group Bayern Munich. Arsenal still has theoretical chances to reach knockout stage, if Olympiakos suffer defeat and Arsenal win here, last round will be crucial and it will probably decide which team will reach knockout stage. Arsenal is struggling to fin their form in this season and Arsene Wenger is having a lot of problems with injuries. In last three matches they are without victory, in previous round of Champions league they suffered convincing defeat against Bayern Munich on the road 5:1, while after that got a draw against Tottenham and most recently in last round of Premier league against West Brom 2:1. Arsenal must improve their form and start achieving some results, they dropped at fourth position at the table in Premier league while in Champions league must go for a victory in last two rounds to try to reach knockout phase. Goalkeeper David Ospina, midfielders Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, forwards Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are all injured and won't participate in this match.
Dinamo Zagreb on the other side coming to this match after two victories in their domestic league where are currently at second position. They have equal number of points as Arsenal and their only victory in Champions league group stage was against Arsenal in their first duel. Dinamo achieved great success by reaching Champions league group stage but it will be almost impossible for them to reach knockout stage since in last round welcoming Bayern Munich. It will be hard to save their net here, they won in previous match but Arsenal was playing with even two players less in one moment and for sure will give their best to revenge. Dinamo has negative record in duels against Arsenal and in three matches they suffered two defeats and celebrated once. They suffered defeat in previous round against Olympiacos and it will be very difficult to achieve positive outcome in this match. Defender Josip Pivaric will miss this match due to a suspension while defensive midfielder Arijan Ademi is banned for four years after failing on a drug test.
Arsenal has imperative to win here and in next round in order to reach knockout stage, they have a great team despite injuries they are more than capable to achieve positive result here, Dinamo also has theoretical chances to reach knockout stage but it is almost impossible, I expect convincing victory of Arsenal here.