Aaron Ramsey issues Arsenal rallying cry ahead of Bayern clash
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey urges the Gunners to get behind their players against Bayern Munich
Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal must get the supporters on side ahead of their clash against Bayern Munich at The Emirates on Tuesday night.
The Gunners are still searching for their first win of the Champions League campaign after back-to-back defeats by Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos.
We’ve had some really good performances and results against Bayern, so we’re looking forward to tomorrow
Arsenal have been in fine form in the Premier League in recent weeks after emphatic victories over Manchester United and Watford.
And Ramsey, who helped Wales qualify for Euro 2016 last week, underlined why it is important the north London side start strongly against the Bundesliga champions.
“We’ve done really well away from home [against Bayern Munich],” said Ramsey.
“It’s about starting the game well and getting the momentum and the crowd on our side early on. That’s what we’ll be looking to do to hopefully go on and get the win that we’re looking for.
“We’ve had some really good performances and results against Bayern, so we’re looking forward to tomorrow. These are the games that you want to be involved in, play in and test yourself in, so we’re looking forward to that.
“As a professional player you always go into every game wanting to give your absolute best. Unfortunately in the last two Champions League games we were not quite there to get the win, but our focus is now on Bayern and we are really looking forward to playing and going out there to express ourselves.”
Arsenal are in second place in the Premier League table after a 3-0 win against Watford on Saturday evening.
Arsenal v Bayern Munich: Match facts
• Bayern have won on their last two visits to the Arsenal Stadium, which were both round of 16 first-leg assignments. In 2013/14 goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller gave Bayern a 2-0 success, the return ending 1-1.
• Müller had also scored in the previous season’s contest at the Arsenal Stadium which ended 3-1 to the visitors, setting up an away-goals success despite Arsenal’s 2-0 win in Germany.
• Arsenal have won only one of their four home games against Bayern, recording a 1-0 success in the 2004/05 round of 16 – they still went out, having lost 3-1 in Germany.
• The 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in last season’s group stage ended Arsenal’s four-game losing run at home to German sides. Their home record against German clubs is W10 D1 L5; overall it is W15 D6 L11.