If Arsenal are to have any realistic hope of qualifying for the next phase of the Champions League, we simply have to beat the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium tomorrow evening. Mathematically we could still go through by winning the final three games, but if we don´t win tomorrow it is all over bar the shouting.
And with the German club on a fantastic run of form, the Gunners will need to be at their best all over the pitch. If the team does play as we know they can though, Arsenal have a chance and I think that the growing understanding and link up play between Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott could well be the key to registering a famous and vital win.
Both are in good form so far this season and I believe that they are helping each other to shine. Ozil has always needed players to find with his sublime vision and talent and Theo needs the service to shine as he is not the sort to dribble through a host of defenders and does not have the strength and stature of the likes of Giroud to hold players off.
Walcott may have had a slightly off day at Watford but their strong defensive set up meant that it was not his ideal type of game, although I think that might have changed once we went ahead. Even before he went off there were a few occasions when his German team mate would have played him in on goal but for the offside flag.
Bayern will look to come forward and not be overly defensive and that could play into the hands of the two Gunners mentioned above. So if Theo is on his game, could Ozil give his compatriots the run around just as it looked like he would until missing that penalty last time Bayern came to London?