We all know that what Arsenal needs the most this summer is a World Class striker, but just as important right now is a tough tackling defensive midfielder to take some pressure of the ageing Mikel Arteta.
There is no time for dwelling! by Ash
Arsenal endured a disappointing night only highlighted by the fantastic atmosphere that was ringing around the Emirates from the first minute till the last. The fans were fantastic but the team was not, in a game that was arguably Arsenal’s toughest of the season so far. Not helped by several opinionated decisions, Arsenal suffered a 2-0 loss to the hands of the German and European Champions Bayern Munich.
Get your thinking caps on and your crystal balls and tarot cards out Arsenal fans, because it is competition time again. Bayern Munich are the visitors to the Emirates tonight in what could well be the most difficult game of the season for the Gunners.
When Arsenal were drawn against Bayern Munich for the first knockout stage of the Champions League, it was no surprise to most of us. The Gunners have had the worst result in almost every draw we have been in so far this season, but these things happen and you just have to make the best of it.
As soon as Arsenal were knocked back into second place in their Champions League `group of death`, with a bizarre goalkeeping calamity from Marseille giving Dortmund an undeserved win in the last game, Gooners everywhere were fearing the worst, and we duly got it in last year’s winners and the favourites for this year, Bayern Munich.
Arsenal vs Bayern match already heating up! by Ash
I think it is fair to say that not many Arsenal fans were hoping for a double header against the same team that knocked us out of the Champions League last season. The fact that Bayern Munich went on to win the competition, along with the German version of the FA cup and the Bundesliga crown, breaking all sorts of records along the way does not exactly inspire you with confidence either.
Why Bayern Munich is a good tie? by Ash
Arsenal’s Champions League quest seemed to go from good to bad in a very short amount of time, as we saw the Gunners drop out of first place and almost out of the entire competition because of a 2-0 defeat to Napoli in Naples in the final group match day. However the results managed to just and only just fall into our favour meaning we could progress to the next stage of the competition.