Arsenal host Bayern Munich tonight as we look to do the highly unexpected, and somehow overturn our devastating 5-1 defeat in Germany.
Arsenal fans will be hoping (or praying might be a better word) that Arsene Wenger knows just what he is doing and that the Frenchman has some transfer aces up his sleeves. It is, however, starting to feel like just more of the same from the manager who seems to be the only man in the football world that does not think he needs to spend money to achieve success.
Just like a bottle of good French wine the Arsenal and France defender Laurent Koscielny seems to be getting better with every year that passes and at 30-years of age the centre back has plenty of years left at the peak of his playing career, so obviously Arsenal fans are hoping that he will spend them as a Gunner.
Well it looks like the boot is on the foot this time and that is great news for Arsenal fans who will have been seriously worried about the recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking our France international star Laurent Koscielny with the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Arsenal fans are well used to seeing all sorts of dodgy transfer rumours as our club is the subject of more than most, so like me you may well be a touch sceptical about the report in the Daily Mail suggesting that we might be able to sign the brilliant Poland international striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
Everybody, even most Arsenal fans, think that the Gunners have no chance at all of beating a star-studded Barcelona side next Tuesday, but then again everybody said exactly the same thing before Bayern Munich came to the Emirates earlier in the season.
Arsenal are being seen as an outside chance at best of being the club that the current boss of Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola moves to in the summer when his current contract runs out at the end of this season. It was originally reported in the football press that it was a straight battle between Manchester United and City but that grew to include Chelsea once they sacked Jose Mourinho and now the Gunners are said to be in the mix as well.
This has been one of those crazy years where us Arsenal fans can always expect the unexpected. We started off by winning every single game in pre-season and breaking Arsene Wenger’s awful record against Jose Mourinho in the Community Shield.