Gershon vows to get better

Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski for

Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg clash at Bayern


Wilshere and Podolski have ankle injuries but left-back Kieran

Gibbs is available again after his thigh problem and midfielder

Abou Diaby (calf) has travelled along with Russian Andrey


Defender Nacho Monreal is ineligible for Europe while full-back

Bacary Sagna (knee) remains out.

Bayern forward Franck Ribery will miss the game at the Allianz

Arena, while midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Jerome

Boateng are both suspended.

Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben, meanwhile, was not involved

at the weekend against Fortunate Dusseldorf because of a calf


Bayern, though, have the likes of Brazilian Luiz Gustavo and

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri ready to come in as Jupp

Heynckes’ side look to protect a 3-1 advantage from the first


The Israeli defender arrived at Celtic in January on loan from

Standard Liege but has only made two appearances, both in the


Gershon scored on his debut in a 3-1 victory over Inverness but

a thigh injury hit him before he returned to the line-up in a

three-man Celtic defence against Ross County on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was replaced by Kris Commons on 65 minutes with

the scores level before County took control and secured a late 3-2


Celtic manager Neil Lennon admitted his side looked “ragged” at

the back at times on Saturday and Gershon is looking to get on top

of his game.

“I’ve had a bit of bad luck as since I came as I’ve had two

small injuries that took me two weeks to recover from, so this put

me on the back foot,” Gershon told the Celtic View.

“But now I’m starting to get fit. The most important thing for

me is to stay fit as the two games I’ve played is very far from

what I can do in terms of my skills. But I’m sure I can come back

to the level I know I’m capable of.

“I feel good. I need more confidence that comes with playing

more minutes and then I am sure I can come back to the Rami I


“I can give you a lot of excuses now – a new country, a

different style of football and injuries – but no-one cares about


“I have to take my chances and be good all the time. This is how

I think. And this is the goal I have in my head now.”