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.
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.”
All Arsenal fans are becoming heartily sick of listening to the Karim Benzema rumours. They are becoming more and more hard to believe, especially after Arsene Wenger’s lengthy denials citing the quality of strikers we already have in the squad.
Hello folks. Straight off to our smashing Emirates Cup win, it all looked good. We were quick, we scored goals, we let the youngsters shine and the fairy tale looks good. The problem is, this is a movie we’ve seen before.
Arsene Wenger is currently taking a break from his Arsenal transfer duties while he is commentating at the World Cup for French TV, so he has had a good chance to watch all the players on duty in Brazil. It would seem that Wenger thinks that the Germany team have been the most impressive so far if you listen to his roundup.
Arsenal vs Bayern match already heating up! by Ash
Arsene Wenger made two key changes to the Arsenal starting eleven. Vermaelen at left back was forced on him, and he decided to start with Walcott as the centre forward with Giroud on the bench. With the leggy Van Buyten in the Bayern defence, Wenger was hoping that Theo’s pace would be crucial.
The only member of the Arsenal team who has started more Premier league games this season than the captain Thomas Vermaelen is Santi Cazorla, The Belgian defender also started all six of the group games in the Champions league, outlining his experience and importance to Arsene Wenger. It could be a disaster for the Gunners if he misses the next European game, in a week’s time against the runaway leaders of the German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich.