The quarter-finals of the Champions League have made exciting viewing so far and although Arsenal have been written off in the European tournament this season. Arsenal fans will remain hopeful of a Miracle in Munich this Wednesday.
Bayern are being touted as early favorites for the Champions League title this season after a exciting run in the European tournament this season. Bayern have blazed through the Bundesliga this season, building an insurmountable 20 point lead over second placed Borussia Dortmund and Jupp Heynckes will be keen on laying his hands on the trophy with the big ears in his las season as Bayern boss.
Arsenal have had a very turbulent season, making humiliating exits at the hands of Bradford City and Blackburn Rovers in the Capital One Cup and FA Cup respectively. They had managed to stabilize their league campaign but after a loss to North London rivals Tottenham, their chances of a top four finish have also taken a major hit. The Gunners struggled against Bayern as well last month, conceding a 2 goal advantage and although the Champions League remains their last chance of silverware this season they are likely to be beaten on the trip to Germany.
Franck Ribery picked up an ankle injury against Fortuna for Bayern. He is set to miss out on the Tuesday night clash. Holger Badstuber is not due back for Bayern till at least the end of the season. He had a second surgery recently. Bastian Schweinsteiger is suspended after picking up his third yellow card of the current European campaign in the group stages.
Jerome Boateng continues to serve out his suspension for the red card he picked up against BATE Borisov in the group stages. Arjen Robben is doubtful; he missed the clash against Düsseldorf on Saturday due to a calf strain.
For Arsenal, Nacho Monreal, previously involved in this competition with Malaga, is ineligible. Kieran Gibbs continues to be out, leaving Arsene Wenger with few choices for the left back berth in his side in Europe.
The second leg may prove too soon for Bacary Sagna (knee) so Carl Jenkinson is likely to start, while Abou Diaby (calf) could return to the bench after sitting out the north London derby.
Reports emerged on Monday night that Jack Wilshere (ankle) is set to miss the game and potentially the rest of the season.
Bayern Munich: W/W/W/W/W
Arsenal FC: L/W/L/L/W
Bayern Munich: Neuer (GK); Lahm, Dante, van Buyten, Alaba; Martinez, Gustavo, Robben; Kroos, Müller, Gomez
Arsenal FC: Szczęsny (GK); Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen; Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla; Walcott, Giroud, Podolski
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich (Bayern Munich)
Streaming: UK (Sky Sports 2/HD, Sky Sports Events Centre, Sky Go, BBC Radio 5 Live)
USA (SiriusXM FC, Fox Soccer Channel, FOX Deportes, Fox Soccer 2Go)
Germany (Sky Go, ZDF Sport Extra, 90elf, ZDF, Sky Sport 2 HD, Sky Sport 2)
Bayern Munich 3-1 Arsenal
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