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By John Drayton

PUBLISHED: 07:42 EST, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42 EST, 11 March 2013

Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the second leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League tie with Arsenal on Wednesday with an ankle injury, his club have confirmed.

The France international suffered a ligament strain in his left ankle during his side's 3-2 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Jerome Boateng, who are banned, will also miss the match at the Allianz Arena.

Blow: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the Champions League clash

Blow: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of the Champions League clash

But Arsene Wenger's side still have a huge task if they are to topple the Bundesliga leaders in the intimidating surroundings of the Allianz Arena.

Jupp Heynckes' team have won seven of their last eight matches at their magnificent home ground, and are favourites to progress to the last eight.

Bayern hold a 3-1 lead from the away leg, though, to put themselves in pole position for a place in the quarter-finals.

Sidelined: Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre) is banned after picking up a yellow card

Sidelined: Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre) is banned after picking up a yellow card

Time to shine: Jack Wilshere (centre will have to be at his best if Arsenal are to qualify

Time to shine: Jack Wilshere (centre will have to be at his best if Arsenal are to qualify

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