"Fernando is an important player when there are spaces to attack, so he will start the game," Simeone said.
Basel take on Arsenal in the second round of fixtures in Group A of the Champions League after both teams drew their opening games 1-1.
Granit Xhaka's challenge is to graft himself onto a team which are in the ascendancy; Arsenal's challenge as a whole is to sustain that trajectory.
Brendan Rodgers wanted the Man City job but now finds himself at Celtic. His new club has a lot to prove vs. Pep Guardiola, writes John Brewin.