No room for Champions League stupidity warns Arsenal star

The situation for Arsenal in the Champions League competition right now is still very precarious and even another positive result against one of the pre-tournament favourites to win the whole thing might not be enough to get the Gunners into the knockout phase.

Winning at home against Bayern Munich has certainly given Arsenal a chance though and it has obviously given the players a major morale boost. But our Brazil international defender Gabriel is a little concerned that it might have gone to our heads.

So the centre back has warned his team mates in an Arsenal.com report that despite keeping the Germans from scoring at home and hitting them brilliantly on the break, we must be extra careful about how we try to get forward at the Allianz arena tomorrow. Gabriel wants everyone to keep in their minds that a draw would not be too bad and that we do not need to push for all three points.

But he also feels confident ahead of the game and after nobody expected us to beat Bayern after losing the opening two games with Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos, he knows that anything is possible, as long as the Gunners approach it in the right way.

He said, “I think we feel more confident within the competition than after the first two games. We had two defeats and we felt a bit down but the group is very strong, so we managed to overcome that and we managed to recover against a great team that will probably fight to win the competition as well.

“With this victory, we managed to get up and running and realise that anything is possible in football, thanks to the confidence and ability of all the players.

“I think at home we were able to impose ourselves a lot more. We attacked a bit more but I think when we play away, we also have to have a slightly different outlook.

“That doesn’t mean we’ll spend the whole game defending. We’re a big team, we’re Arsenal and we need to attack because we need the result.

“But we need to attack with intelligence and make sure we don’t suffer a defeat and complicate our situation for the rest of our competition.”

So it sounds like it will be a difficult balancing act for Arsenal in Munich, but can we get it right and can we really get out of this group?

Updated: November 3, 2015 — 3:07 pm

16 Comments

  1. Don’t worry baby Please
    We have quality on a daily

    We won’t mess up
    Arsenal doesn’t do Europa League. We will beat Bayern.
    This is our year

    1. Please baby please!
      It wasn’t meeeeeeeee!!
      That was my long lost twin, who you caught in the sack with your sister! ???? On a dailyyyy ????

      Listen baby pleeeeeease!

      (Door slams)
      Nooooooooooo!! ??? baby please!! ???

      * 6 months of psychiatric help later!
      And your left with the side effects of “listen baby please!”

  2. We need to play for a draw. Better safe then srry.

  3. Bellerin will miss Bayerns game according to report…..Arsenal need to appease to the injury gods….Anyway, hoping Debuchy show us what he got…..We got him to replace Sagna. Started his career pretty well until injuries set in…I remember the game against Mancity last season. He played so well in that game…We conceded a goal when he was injured in that game…Hector came into the team and He has been awesome……

    Debuchy show us what you got tomorrow, Rise to the occasion…We dont wanna be screwed. Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

  4. We need to be alert and focus in munich, there is no room for complacency! Lets play as we did at the emirates and we will be ok! Coyg!

  5. I have faith in the fellas to come away with the 3 points. And as soon as we get past Bayern, the only teams I see as real threats to us are Barca and Atletico Madrid…And Maybe City.

    1. We have shown last season that we can handle City.

    2. I really thank God that Wenger is not u derives pleasure in under-estimating teams @ ur own detriment or foolhadiness. To be real champions and not strong contenders,arsenal would have to see each team it comes across as a treat. Am sure u must have whispered something to wenger in the game against monaco last season. I can bet he doesn’t have your number dis season…

    3. I really thank God that Wenger is not u who derives pleasure in under-estimating teams @ ur own detriment or foolhadiness. To be real champions and not strong contenders,arsenal would have to see each team it comes across as a treat. Am sure u must have whispered something to wenger in the game against monaco last season. I can bet he doesn’t have your number dis season…

  6. Bare bones!

    ___________Giroud
    ______Sanchez Ozil Campbell
    ________Cazorla Coquelin
    Monreal Koscielny Mertesacker Debuchy
    ____________Cech

    1. @Twig
      If we’re gonna roll with Debuchy, we need Gabe in the line up.

    2. As if we’ve got options.

  7. According 2 my fortuneteller the game at bayern is either a 2 all draw or a last gasp a 3-2 arsenal win. Giroud will get a sitter at the death n either bury it or send it 2 row Z.

  8. By the way that ashley young is such a knob. Smthn’s definately wrong with ‘im. All he’s missing now is the goggles, the webbed feet n the oxygen tank. Then he’s all set.

  9. Listen Baby Please

    The right side is in good hands with Campbell and Debuchyyyy on a dailyyyy, so don’t worryyyy because they are top qualityyyy

  10. Now that Bellerin is injure and Debuchy will be call opon in the starting XI we need Gabriel to replace Mert in dat defence becos of his pace. My lineup
    Cech
    Debuchy……. Gabriel….. Koscieny…. Monreal
    Cazorla ………… Coquelin
    Campbell…..
    ….. Ozil………. Sanchez……….
    Giroud
    we can do it with dis selection. Coquelin and Gabriel should try to avoid early yellow card. We can defeat Bayern with this team.



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