Arsenal are set to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday in fine form, having won their last three League games and scoring 11 goals in the process including the demolition of Man United a couple of weeks ago. But Bayern Munich are on an even more impressive run. Yesterday they made it a perfect 10 out of 10 in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 away win at Werder Bremen, having scored 31 goals in that run. They have also won both their Champions League games, scoring 8 goals without reply, so they are arguably the team with the best form in Europe at this moment in time.
But Theo Walcott is not overawed by the German Champions, and he firmly believes that if Arsenal play as ruthlessly as they did against Manchester United, then they can beat anyone.
Walcott said in the Mirror: “Playing against Bayern and their quality is of course going to be a challenge for us, but we are at home with our support, and we need a similar sort of performance like we had against Manchester United,”
“We know we can beat anyone and we’re going to be completely ready for this one.
“We need to move on from the first couple of results in the Champions League. We know we are capable of getting results against Bayern and we want to put things right.
“Looking at our last Premier League home match against United, the intensity of our game was different to what it was like against Olympiakos in the Champions League.
“We want put it right and we just need to work hard – that is what it comes down to. If everyone is doing their job on the day it is difficult to beat us.”
The Bayern star Thiago Alcantara is also expecting a hard game at the Emirates, despite Arsenal’s poor form in the competition so far. “For me it is strange that Arsenal have zero points in the table. I considered them as the favourites along with Bayern for this group.” he said.
“They have failed in two matches and that means this match could be decisive for them. They are more dangerous because they need the points.”
I cannot help but agree that Arsenal have a chance if they play to their best form, but with Wenger saying that he may rest some stars I think it will be a lot harder to get anything out of the game.