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A game that could have a huge say in qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League takes place as Arsene Wenger looks to put Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United behind him.
These two sit in first and second respectively in Group B, with Schalke on top after their win at the Emirates Stadium last time out.
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The German side were superb in North London last month, securing a convincing 2-1 win at the Emirates, and know that another victory here would move them four points clear at the top of the group and all but guarantee qualification.
Schalke had their six game winning streak brought to a holt over the weekend though as they went down at Hoffenheim in the German top flight, which is not ideal preparation going into this massive encounter on Tuesday.
They certainly have the quality to come out on top in this one, and will be looking to put in a similar performance to the one in England two-weeks-ago.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar should once again play despite rumours of a move to Liverpool, while the impressive Ibrahim Afellay, on loan from Barcelona will once again look to get at a brittle looking Gunners defence.
As for Arsenal, this game is likely to play a big part in their season, as a win will see them top the group on Tuesday night. However, a defeat could leave the Gunners with it all to do and seriously dent the confidence in the camp even more.
Third placed Olympiakos are now only a win away from the Gunners, so defeat really is unthinkable at this stage.
After going down at Manchester United over the weekend Arsene Wenger needs to life the spirit in the squad.
With Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker though, Wenger has two men with a lot of experience of German football and they will know just what is takes to win at Schalke, so could be the key to a victory for the away side in this one.
Wenger could also give a start to Theo Walcott, who was left on the bench on Saturday afternoon despite his good form recently, which should give Arsenal some much need pace up front.
It is all set for a superb 90 minutes of action in the Champions League and with so much at stake, the atmosphere is sure to be electric. Kick-off is 7.45PM.