Shkodran Mustafi states his prediction for Bayern Munich v Arsenal
Shkodran Mustafi is convinced that Arsenal have what it takes to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League
Shkodran Mustafi is convinced that Arsenal have what it takes to beat Bayern Munich and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The north London side are currently gearing up for the first leg of their crunch clash against the Bundesliga side at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
Arsenal have failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of Europe’s top club competition for the last six years running.
However, summer Arsenal signing Mustafi is certain that the Gunners have what it takes to beat Bayern and reach the next round.
Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany, Mustafi said: “We know that Bayern will be a difficult game, but we also know that if we play to our potential we can beat Bayern.
“Of course, Bayern is a massive team to face, but we now all about this from Premier League games against teams like Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
“These are always big clubs with hugely talented players and games between two evenly-matched sides. The small details decide whether you win or lose.
“It’s the first time for me, but I know that Bayern have regularly knocked out Arsenal in recent years.
“Like I said, I’m convinced our team can beat Bayern if we play to our potential. It’s up to us, that’s what makes me so positive about the tie.
“We’re not a team saying we hope Bayern has a bad day, but we are saying we hope we have a good day, because we know what we are capable of.
“Ultimately, in games between two evenly-matched sides, it will come down to the minor details, how you play, how you read the game, every individual player’s form on the day.
“It’s very important when you can decide your own fate.”
Arsenal head into the game on the back of their 2-0 win over Hull City at The Emirates in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners are currently fourth in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea as they bid to make sure they finish in the top four this season.