Control the Pole and Arsenal can win in Munich

One of the biggest concerns for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players as they prepared for the must win game against Bayern Munich a couple of weeks ago was the red hot form of Robert Lewandowski. The Poland international had been scoring like a millionaire in a brothel for club and country and with the Gunners knowing that only three points would do to keep the Champions League dream alive, we simply had to stop Lewandowski from adding to his tally.

The boot is on the other foot now to some extent, as after Arsenal stopped the Polish striker from scoring at the Emirates, he has gone another two games without finding the back of the net and will be desperate to put that right at the Allianz arena in Wednesday evening.

In a Daily Mail report this week the Pole was quoted talking about his own issues in front of goal and his determination to put things right, just as the whole Bayern Munich team are desperate to prove themselves by beating us in the return fixture.

Lewandowski said, “We have to get the points. We’re playing at home and will give our all. The most important thing is that we control the game and score the first goal.

“I’ve gone two games without a goal now, obviously I want to score again. I will give everything for that.”

It will be a big night for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, assuming they both start, as Bayern and their prolific centre forward will try to get at Arsenal from the off. If we can withstand the early pressure though, and the longer we can do so, it will frustrate the Germans and increase the chances that the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud can inflict even more punishment at the other end.

Is stopping the Pole the key to another great night in Europe for the Gunners?

Tags Koscielny Lewandowski Mertesacker


  1. Anudeep says:

    Perhaps he’ll be tempted to join the only team that was able to stop him this season in the summer window?

    1. BabyPlease says:

      We could definitely afford his wages. He earns £160,000 per week. Alexis and Ozil make just £20,000 less and both Wenger and Gazidas have said in the past that we can pay £200,000 per week for the right player

      However, Lewandowski leaving Bayern is unlikely unless it’s for Real or a team that can pay a lot more. Not impossible, just unlikely imo

      We can dream though 🙂

  2. trophygunner says:

    Arsenal will defeat B. Munich in their backyard, win the other 2 matches and top the group. That will be the biggest comeback in Champions league group stage fixtures ever.

    1. Gunner says:

      Not gonna be easy – Bayern need points to secure top position in group.

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    control the pole?………. I’d say not just the pole…. BUT THE BAYERN MUNICH FLAG

  4. Big Gun says:

    Mesut Ozil registered his ninth Premier League assist of the season, as the midfielder helped Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

    The Germany international has now registered more assists in England’s top flight than any other player since his debut in September 2013, with 22.

    Need I say more.

  5. NY_Gunner says:

    Costa was our biggest problem. We neutralize him, smack up Vidal and pocket Lewa, then we’re good…
    Oh, and score a couple to boot.

  6. dragunov762mm says:

    We shouldn’t be afraid of Bayern specially at Allianz Arena. Why? So far, we never lost there (well, at less not yet). Last two fixtures, it stand 1 won (2-0) and 1 draw (1-1). It’s not impossible by any mean. So where all these paranoia come from?
    I say, we stay in the hot kitchen, focus and fight back fearless. We can even repeat the last result. COYG!!!

  7. Arsenal Gold says:

    The pole doesn’t receive signals, the pole does not transmit.

  8. Goonsquad8 says:

    Bayern might be even better on Wednesday since. Robben is back even though he’s not fully fit which Means muller will move to his preferred position behind the ST. It will be a tough game but we will prevail 2-1

  9. maaaan!!! I can’t stand guys praying for a win at Munich..for me losing or drawing shouldn’t be on our options list..just think of the confidence that it would bring to our team, having beaten the best team in the world home and would be massive..just take a look at ozil and giroud’s confidence ESP after scoring against Bayern..they are playing vintage think of the whole gunners team buzzing with this confidence in the epl..we would tear apart spurs mancity and anything that puts us to the we would be at level points with bayern, and stand a chance of making the best ucl comeback in football history, if we win against the other two teams ofkos..if we go to Munich with a draw mentality, we MIGHT lose..but if we go there with a MUST win mentality, we WILL replicate the emirates scoreline and officially brand ourselves bayern’s bogey team..we have the quality it takes, all we need is the spirit..I die for my team, and am sure if u phoned Obama, who surprising enough is a die-hard gunners fan, he would tell u what am expressing in this comment….YES WE CAN….

  10. proffetic says:

    We can’t afford any passengers on Wed night.Gabby should come in, we need that extra pace. Too much to expect Kos and Bell to keep covering his ass. He could have easily lost us the game against Swans. Time to get real.

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