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How Schalke slump could affect Arsenal

There is no chance of Arsenal meeting the German side Schalke in the next round of the Champions league, the draw for which is made tomorrow, as they were in the same group stage. The team from Gelsenkirchen could still have an effect on the rest of the season for the Gunners, however.

Despite topping their European group, the manager of Schalke, Huub Stevens, has been sacked from his job and replaced him with Jens Keller. Keller had been in charge of the under-17s but has been moved up, Stevens got the chop after six league games without a win left his side seventh in the Bundesliga.

Schalke boss not worried about playing at the Emirates

The Schalke04 manager Huub Stevens is preparing his side to face Arsenal at the Emirates this evening and he is not overly worried that the home supporters will be able to intimidate his team, especially after just visiting (and winning) at Borussia Dortmund this weekend.

But it certainly was a high pressure game against the Bundesliga Champions and Stevens suggested that he may change the team around a bit. He said: “If we can play against 80,000 in Dortmund then I think we can play here as well. There will be a lot of people in the stadium, but my players are professional and they have to be able to cope with that.