Arsenal do have some reasons to be optimistic and believe that we can record a famous victory over Bayern Munich tonight, despite the fact that the German club are on an amazing run of form and their strikers Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller are on fire.
Arsene Wenger has already said that his team are facing the best team in the world at this moment, but he also reminded us that we have beaten them at the Allianz arena in recent years and the boss suggested that team was arguably better than the current version and the fact that they went on to win the Champions League that year and smashed Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate would certainly add weight to his comments.
As much as Arsenal can take heart from that away win, however, our results against Bayern at the Emirates have not been so encouraging. That 2-0 win in Germany was not enough to see us qualify after we slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home. And holding them to a draw in Munich the following year also meant little as we had lost again to them at home.
That loss, however, does offer some rays of hope because we were all over them before the game turned on Ozil´s weak penalty being saved and then a harsh red card for Szczesny. Before that the team had got the Emirates crowd enthused by the positive start and Aaron Ramsey wants to channel that energy from the Gooners tonight, as reported by Arsenal.com.
The Welshman said, “We’ve done really well away from home [against Bayern Munich]. It’s about starting the game well and getting the momentum and the crowd on our side early on. That’s what we’ll be looking to do to hopefully go on and get the win that we’re looking for.
“We’ve had some really good performances and results against Bayern, so we’re looking forward to tomorrow. These are the games that you want to be involved in, play in and test yourself in, so we’re looking forward to that.
“As a professional player you always go into every game wanting to give your absolute best. Unfortunately in the last two Champions League games we were not quite there to get the win, but our focus is now on Bayern and we are really looking forward to playing and going out there to express ourselves.”
So get gargling Gooners, because the lads need some serious support tonight as they take on Bayern and try to get the great escape underway.