A former Arsenal player will pit his wits against Sir Alex Ferguson when Manchester United host Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Oleg Luzhny has been put in charge of the Ukrainian side while regular coach Jozsef Szabo is unable to work due to heart problems. Szabo has been in charge for less than two months after replacing Anatoly Demyanenko in September.

A Dynamo Kiev club statement read: "Szabo is temporarily unable to work due to ischemic heart disease, so his assistant Luzhny will prepare the team for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League and Ukrainian league matches."

Luzhny spent four years with Arsenal, moving to Highbury in the summer of 1999 after impressing for Dynamo Kiev against Arsenal in two Champions League group games at the start of the 1998/99 season.

Luzhny made 109 appearances for Arsenal, winning the Double in 2002 and playing in the FA Cup Final victory over Southampton at the Millennium Stadium in 2003. That was Luzhny's final game for the Club; he joined Wolves in the summer of 2003.

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5 Nov 2007