Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will drop in-form Theo Walcott from his line-up for tonight's Champions League clash at AC Milan.

The Independent says it will have been a difficult decision to leave out Walcott, who will undoubtedly feel aggrieved in not make the starting XI as he is sacrificed for more defensive expediency.

Walcott made the chance that Emmanuel Adebayor headed against the bar in the first leg; he scored twice in the 2-2 draw with Birmingham City and was one of the brighter lights against Aston Villa on Saturday. But Emmanuel Eboue and Abou Diaby are preferred in midfield