You would think that winning every game of the season before finally losing to Arsenal in that Champions League game a couple of weeks ago would mean that our victory at the Emirates would be like water off a duck’s back to the German champions Bayern Munich.
Add to that the fact that they enjoyed over 73 percent of possession against the Gunners away from home and then bounced back by winning their two games following that defeat and it looks as though the Arsenal defeat was just a blip. There are signs, however, that Arsenal have them rattled.
For one thing, their manager Pep Guardiola showed that he is already thinking and worrying about the Champions League clash at the Allianz arena this week by resting the key players Thomas Muller, Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba at the weekend. He brought them on in the second half but it was not enough to get Bayern all three points.
So they have had another setback and I reckon that some doubts have entered the Bayern dressing room. When I read the chest thumping words of their Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, reported by the Daily Mail today, I instantly thought it sounded like someone trying to convince themselves rather than someone who was full of confidence.
The Bayern midfielder said, “We’ll show Arsenal the real Bayern on Wednesday.
“Our confidence is high. This time we’ll take our chances and take the three points.”
Well we will see about that on Wednesday won’t we? I am not saying that Bayern will not get their revenge because they are possibly the best team around at the minute and we did have to work very hard to beat them at home, but to suggest that it was not the real Bayern that Arsenal beat is a little bit disrespectful and I think what it really shows is that he have got them rattled. Do you agree Gooners?