"In the a year ago I played in Dortmund with [Jurgen] Klopp, Dortmund was playing very good football and I think it seems to be a bit similar comparing Arsenal to Dortmund", he said. We'll see how his evolution goes.
"I certainly would have played him against Ostersunds but because he was sick he won't be involved".
Ospina has been picked ahead of his teammate in the cup competitions, while Cech remains first choice in the Premier League.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mkhitaryan, who joined the club from Manchester United in January, will feature in the tie as the Armenia global is ineligible for Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City having played for Jose Mourinho's side earlier in the competition. "I was very impressed with him", he said.
Not many of Arsenal's midfield regulars are likely to feature as the Gunners prepare for the EFL Cup final.
"The Europa League has to be Arsenal's priority now, already", Pires told The Sun.
"They've made some excellent signings in January which we need to be careful of, and we need to just say: "Let the best team win". "The whole team is playing good football".
Spurs will always have a place in my heart, they gave me a chance to play Premier League football and I'll be forever indebted to them.
Prediction: Man City Win (11/20) I'm expecting a close affair with City to come out on top in 90 minutes.
Arsenal do not want to overcommit resources to a dead game when they have a very live and important one in three days' time, especially given City have been resting since getting knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday night. Afterwards different people play all sorts of music but beforehand it's always reggaeton.