Arsene Wenger: How Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explains how the Gunners can beat Pep Guardiola's men
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must replicate their performance in a 3-0 win against Manchester United if the Gunners wants to beat Bayern Munich.
The north London side are facing a must-win game against Bundesliga champions after losing their opening two games of the Champions League group stage.
Arsenal lost 2-1 to Dinamo Zagreb in their campaign opener, whilst Wenger’s side suffered a shock 3-2 defeat by Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium earlier this month.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Gunners manager Wenger admitted his Arsenal side would need to produce a performance similar to their emphatic win against United.
“You mean how to beat the unbeatable?” Wenger said.
“First of all, by doing exactly what we have done against Manchester United, playing at a huge pace and by playing with the same belief and by not letting them dictate the game because Bayern likes to have the ball, they like to get you back and so we have to win the ball well and be very well-organised and to use our opportunities to go forward with the maximum pace.”
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.