After the promising first half of the season from Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud has turned into something of a nightmare for him and for the team’s chances of winning a trophy this season, a top class striker is sure to be on the minds of most Arsenal fans during the summer and hopefully top of the transfer wish list of Arsene Wenger.
Two former Gunners have been in the football press this week talking about Arsenal and giving the under fire boss Arsene Wenger some advice on what he needs to do in the summer transfer window to make sure that we are serious title contenders next season.
It was by far the biggest and longest running Arsenal transfer rumour of the summer, one Arsene Wenger had completed the surprise signing of the brilliant Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech from our direct Premier League rivals Chelsea (well we thought they were going to be rivals lol).
So the big night is upon us, and the future of Arsenal’s Champions League participation is at stake tonight in Munich. I am sure it is going to be a close run thing, and Arsene Wenger thinks our hopes rest on the form of the Assist King Mesut Ozil, who has been in awesome form in this campaign.
Th Gunners are going off to Germany to get ready for the most important game so far this season, and although we are in confident mood, the Germans are also determined to beat Arsenal this time around.
One of the biggest concerns for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players as they prepared for the must win game against Bayern Munich a couple of weeks ago was the red hot form of Robert Lewandowski. The Poland international had been scoring like a millionaire in a brothel for club and country and with the Gunners knowing that only three points would do to keep the Champions League dream alive, we simply had to stop Lewandowski from adding to his tally.
I don’t think that Arsenal have ever been in the position of losing their first two Champions League Group matches ever before, but all it means is that the Gunners will now be desperate to get their first three points on the board. Pep Guardiola thinks this will simply make Arsenal even more dangerous tonight. “In this situation they have an advantage because for them they have to win.” The Spaniard said. “When that happens with these kind of players, in this sort of club, with this sort of history, they are going to make the best performance possible so I cannot expect a team that does not fight 90 minutes, fight for each other and in this situation they are in an advantage.”
Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal fans this weekend that our Brazilian centre-back Gabriel was back in the squad for tonight’s game against Bayern Munich, and many of us hoped that Wenger would play the Brazilian this evening, but it seems the Frenchman has decided to stick with his most experienced defensive pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.