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Giroud starts, Cech rests as Arsenal take on Dinamo Zagreb

Arsenal are starting David Ospina in goal for their first Champions League match of the season.

Arsene Wenger isn't pulling too many punches as Arsenal face Dinamo Zagreb. The only big star he's resting is goalkeeper Petr Cech, and that's not even a surprise -- David Ospina was always likely to get at least a few Champions League appearances this season.

One potentially interesting thing to see is that Olivier Giroud is getting the nod up top. Wenger has been experimenting some with Theo Walcott as a line-leading striker this season to mixed results, but with Arsenal needing three points in the Champions League, he's going with the more certain production and ability of Giroud. Hopefully the French striker rewards that faith with a goal or two and keeps starting, because Arsenal are better with him in the lineup.

Dinamo Zagreb's starting XI: Eduardo; Ivo Pinto, Leonardo Sigali, Jeremy Taravel, Josip Pivaric; Domagoj Antolić, Paulo Machado, Arijan Ademi; El Arbi Soudani, Junior Fernandes; Marko Pjaca