ARSENAL have been here before as they get set to face Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Uefa Champions League.
Talk is rife once again about the future of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but after Alexis Sanchez’s double against Hull, the wolves are momentarily being kept from the door.
A win in Munich would greatly help Wenger’s cause and get the fans back on side, but despite Bayern’s jittery start under Carlo Ancelotti, they are still a formidable force.
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Add to that Bayern’s two knockout phase wins over Arsenal in the 2012/13 and the 2013/14 seasons, and the German giants will be confident of success once more.
Arsenal sit ten points behind Chelsea in the Premier League. The clash with Bayern and the weekend FA Cup game against non-league Sutton United will undoubtedly define Arsenal’s season, it could also determine Wenger’s future.
Here is all you need to know about the game…
Where can I watch the game?
The match is being shown live on BT Sport 2.
You can also keep updated with the action in our SunSport blog.
What is the latest Bayern Munich news?
Carlo Ancelotti will continue to monitor the fitness of Jermone Boateng. The former Manchester City defender returned to training on Monday after suffering a knee problem.
Who is definitely out for Bayern Munich?
France international Franck Ribery will definitely miss the clash with Arsenal. The attacker has returned to light training after a hamstring injury, however the first leg will come too soon for Ribery.
What is the latest Arsenal news?
Granit Xhaka returns to the squad since his sending off against Burnley in January. Arsene Wenger will also have top weigh up his striking options, with Olivier Giroud pressing for a starting place after scoring in six of his last eight outings.
Who is definitely out for Arsenal?
The Gunners are still without the midfield sparkle of Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who are out with an ankle injury and a calf strain respectively.
When is Bayern Munich v Arsenal?
The Uefa Champions League clash will take place on Tuesday February 15 at 7.45 pm.
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Arsenal will be confident going into this one, but ultimately Carlo Ancelotti’s side will walk away with a slight advantage. 2-1 to Bayern.
Bayern Munich v Arsenal - Facts
- The sides meet for the 11th time on Wednesday. Bayern have five wins to Arsenal’s three.
- Last season the teams met in the champions league group stages. Bayern beat Arsenal 5-1 at the Allianz, whilst Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates.
- The sides have met twice in the round-of-16 in recent years. Bayern progressing both times in 2004/05, 2012/13 & 2013/14 seasons.
- This is Bayern’s 17th encounter with English teams in the past five seasons. W13 D6 L3
- Bayern have posted 15 straight home wins in the champions league – a competition best.
- Arsenal’s overall record against German opposition is W16 D6 L12.
- The Gunners have failed to progress past the round-of 16 for the last six seasons.
- Bayern are 11 games unbeaten since their defeat to FC Rostov on match day five.
- Arsenal have won eight of their 13 games since match day six.
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