Why Arsenal MUST risk all in Munich

There is a feeling that Arsene Wenger has a tough task ahead of him with the Arsenal team selection for the Champions League away game against Bayern Munich. Our hopes of getting out of the group are still pretty thin and with the heavy injury list and the north London derby to come, perhaps it would be wise to rest a few key players.

I think, however, that this week is a time when Arsene Wenger must take the risk and trust to luck. If we finish the game in Germany having lost another key player like Giroud, Ozil, Cazorla, Koscielny or Coquelin it will be a massive blow.

But it could be even more damaging if we get absolutely tanked by the Germans and the after effects could lead to a poor run of results that does just as much damage to our Premier League title hopes as another injury would. On the other hand, imagine how much of a morale boost it would be if the Gunners field a strong side and get another good result against what could be the best club side in the world right now.

The belief is growing in the Arsenal squad and another good game against Bayern would only strengthen it. So is it time for Wenger to be brave and forget about the injury concerns?

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  1. Wenger has never been one to play it safe when it comes to risking injuries, especially in a match of this magnitude.. Expect the same side we saw against them last time with Giroud and Campbell added for Theo and Ramsey.
    I agree with the author, the morale boost for a win at Allianz would be phenomenal, not just for CL hopes, but in general. 99% were writing off our CL campaign after the first few games, just like by far and away the majority believe City are too strong for the title.
    If a team can achieve the double over Bayern, leaving them on 6 from 12 pts… Well… Anything’s possible. They did play pretty poorly by their standards on the weekend as well, failing to score.

    1. And for those suggesting Gabs over Mertz, I disagree. Per was exceptional against Bayern last time, and if we’re to employ a collective, deep-sitting defence his organization is a massive boost.

  2. I agree baby please

    Mertsacker’s experience is very important. Also he and Koscielny are an excellent team

    I think most probs

    . ……………………………..Cazorla

  3. We have to win this match to open the possibility of qualifying the group. Bayern Munich form has dropped significantly since the defeat at the emirates. No excuses to us

  4. Arsenal only suprises media always, when written-off. I’m very optimistic that we’ll get a result. We can, if we try. COYG, suprise d media again!!!!

  5. Arsenal should give Cech the chance to keep the team in the game till Bayern play out the 45 minutes of football forcing chances. Arsenal should put those through balls at correct moments to deny severe pressure. Bayern don’t like Giroud and his strengths which is why they will try to not concede corner kicks.

  6. We will play mostly on the counter: Alexis, Campbell, Cazorla and Ozil will need to be on top for their game. Especially passing wise – we can’t afford too many stray passes the few times we have the ball. We can cause Bayern very serious problems if we keep it 11 versus 11.

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