Bayern Munich v Arsenal Odds, team news and match preview as Gunners look to Champions League salvation

Latest Bayern Munich v Arsenal odds, team news and match preview in the Champions League as Wenger’s men look to do the impossible in Germany.

Arsenal will bid to complete a mission impossible when they head to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last 16 Champions league tie.

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The Gunners trail 2-0 from the first leg when goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller sealed a win for the German’s after Mesut Ozil had missed an early penalty.

Since then the Gunners have won two and lost one of their three games, their shock 1-0 defeat to Stoke City leaving them further behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

The Gunners looked back in form at the weekend however as they beat Everton 4-1 to seal their place in the FA Cup semi-final and edge closer to a first trophy in 9 years.

Despite trailing from the first leg Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side’s performance against the Toffees in the FA Cup can inspire a stunning turnaround in Munich.

“It was important for us to win, to put us in a good mind on the psychological front,” said Wenger. “We can be inspired by our focus on the day, by our desire and go to Bayern with the same spirit.

“The statistics go against us when we go to Bayern, but let’s make sure that the performance goes for us. Then we have a chance.”

Mesut Ozil scored his first goal in three months against the Toffee’s and the performance of the German was very pleasing for Wenger who has seen his record signing come in from fierce criticism in recent weeks.

“I hope that will encourage him. What I liked with him is that physically he looked regenerated, having more power in his runs.” Wenger added.

“As well I liked that he did a lot of dirty work for a player like him that means he tracked back in the first half – especially on the counter attack he came back with long runs.

“When he behaves like that of course you have a better chance to win the game.”
Arsenal will head into the game without midfielders Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey while Oliver Giroud should start after his goal scoring appearance against Everton.

Munich meanwhile rested Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara for the 6-1 win over the Wolfsburg at the weekend. The Spanish pair are in line to start on Tuesday as too is Mario Mandzukic after his two goals.

Bastian Schweinsteiger was an unused substitute at the weekend and will hope to feature.

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Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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